[Xr] small adjustments

Carl Worth cworth at east.isi.edu
Mon Jul 7 04:13:54 PDT 2003

On Jul 7, Trevor Woerner wrote:
 > 1) i have upgraded my autotools to the latest available

autotools version skew is always painful for me. Would it be helpful
if I referenced explicit versioned instances of autoconf
(eg. autoconf2.50) and friends in autogen.sh?

 > 2) i put all the stuff i built into $HOME/local (i.e. i did a
 > './autogen.sh --prefix=$HOME/local' for each directory) therefore i
 > needed to do an 'export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$HOME/local/lib/pkgconfig'
 > 3) i also needed my own LD_LIBRARY_PATH (i.e. 'export
 > LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/local/lib')

Steps such as these are standard anytime one installs libraries into a
custom location.

 > 4) i had to upgrade fontconfig (to 2.2.90) and Xft (to 2.1.2) which can
 > be found at http://fontconfig.org/release

The Xft dependency will be going away (hopefully soon). Meanwhile, Xr
will probably pick up explicit fontconfig and freetype dependencies.

 > 5) the order for installing the libraries is:

It would be nice to find a good way to simplify the task of
downloading, configuring, compiling, and installing the whole family
of libraries. GAR has been suggested as one approach. I have no
experience with it yet. Perhaps someone on the list does and could
investigate setting something up?

 > 6) then i could build the test programs. the xr.xwin.org website's last
 > section is "Example Programs" and has the following CVS command:
 > 	cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs at keithp.com:/local/src/CVS login


 > i also needed the following diff:

Looks like xrtest had suffered a little bit rot. Also fixed.

Thanks for your input Trevor.


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