[oe] [RFC] removing pre-modular X from .dev
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Tue Oct 10 12:53:27 CEST 2006
On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 10:43 +0200, Koen Kooi wrote:
> A number of users have been seeing problems with their builds due to mixing pre-modular X
> stuff with Xorg 7.x stuff. I want to propose the following:
> 'Remove all pre-modular X servers, libraries, proto's and extentsions from .dev'
> There are a number of reasons to do this:
> * premodular X is using unsupported releases
> * when pulling from cvs, we use a unsupported and obsoleted cvs tree
> * Xorg 7.x is present and supported in distributions like debian and suse, while the
> premodular X stuff we use is not
> * Accidentily building xextensions will break your Xorg 7.x build in non-obvious ways.
> I've been wanting to send this RFC to this list for a long while, but was prompted by
> something on IRC: The git-version didn't fetch due to firewall issues, so let's use the
> cvs version.
> The change will basically consist of removing the recipes mentioned in
FWIW, I've started this process in poky too and I wouldn't object to it
in .dev. The biggest issue is breaking the nokia770 machine as
xserver-omap needs the older libs. I'm tempted to say to remove it for
now as I'm hopeful other solutions might present themselves in the
medium term. An alternative would be to patch it to use the newer x
versions which might or might not be difficult - I haven't tried.
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