Re: XF86 Install Hell

Subject: Re: XF86 Install Hell
From: Paul J. Lucas (
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 12:49:57 MST

On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:

> > Build the source, Luke!
> What difference would this make?

        RPM dependencies can get quite tangled. Often, you have to
        upgrade lots of other stuff that has nothing to do with what
        you're trying to do.

        By building from source, you eliminate these problems.

> If there is a dependency on a library that does not come with X to begin with
> (to use the X example), it won't make any difference if you build it or not.

        Then you can compile /that/ library from source also. If you
        are wise and install everything into /usr/local, then you don't
        mess up the restof you system in case things go funny.

        - Paul

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