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Re: Installing XFree86 4.3 on RHL 7.3



On Friday 16 May 2003 11:00 am, Michael B Allen wrote:

> I'm trying to install XFree86 4.3.0 on RHL 7.3. The rawhide RPMs are
> built for post 7.3 so I'm working on the src.rpm. At first rpm
> complained about a lot of dependencies with devel packages but I got by
> that and created RPMS successfully.

You'll soon find out that porting rawhide's 4.3.0 will force you to 
rebuild/back-port many, many dependancy packages too (making it not really 
worth it), including but not limited to:
fontconfig, Xft2(mostly included in XFree86 now): this is the hardest part.
kernel-drm
as well as lots of subtle incompatibilies between XF 4.2 and 4.3 that 
would/should require rebuilding other packages for the new XFree86.

In short, IMHO, you're best either sticking with RH 7.3/XFree84-4.2.x(*) or 
simply upgrading to RH9/XFree-4.3.0

-- 
Rex A. Dieter			rdieter math unl edu 
Computer System Administrator 	http://www.math.unl.edu/~rdieter/
Mathematics and Statistics  		 
University of Nebraska Lincoln


p.s. 
(*) I have an (experimental, no-support, no-warranty) backport of mharris' 
(hopefully-soon-to-be-released-errata) XFree-4.2.1 packages available from 
my apt repository:
ftp://apt.unl.edu/apt/7.3/RPMS.xfree86/




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