Getting xorg-7.4 from git ?

David Sharp whereami at
Fri Sep 26 01:14:33 PDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 3:53 AM, Pavel Troller <patrol at> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>  I would like to ask, whether it is possible to get a 7.4 release sources
>> from a set of modules, downloaded with a standard git_xorg script. I don't
>> want to download all the modules again, I would like to make a local copy
>> of the whole source directory and then apply some "magic" on one of
>> them, to change from master branches to the particular tags, required for
>> every module. My knowledge of git is just a very basic, I don't know even
>> a command, which does this for a single package; otherwise, I would be able
>> to write a script doing it using the list of modules myself.
>>  Any hint would be very appreciated.
> I don't think this will be easily possible. It's easy to checkout a
> particular tag in git. In xserver, for instance,
> $ git checkout xorg-server-1.5.1
> And then build as you would from master.
> However, you'll have to figure out a mapping from the released tarball
> versions to the associated tag in git. I also don't know if
> or support building from particular tags. It
> might be possible with jhbuild.

this could be made easier by tagging releases for the katamari with a
common tag, like "Xorg-7.4"

> Building from tarballs should be much more straightforward if you just
> want to get Xorg-7.4. There are lots of scripts floating around the
> net, but here's one in particular:
> --
> Dan
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