[BLFS Trac] #2876: Xorg shell requirements

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jul 21 07:19:12 PDT 2009

BLFS Trac wrote:
> #2876: Xorg shell requirements
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>  Reporter:  gdalziel  |       Owner:  blfs-book@…                   
>      Type:  defect    |      Status:  new                           
>  Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  6.4                           
> Component:  BOOK      |     Version:  SVN                           
>  Severity:  normal    |    Keywords:                                
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>  I think that Xorg needs to contain a note recommending the use of BASH.
>  While we may use it in the loop statements we don't explicitly recommend
>  the usage of it. When I attempted to compile Xorg under ZSH the result was
>  that the packages attempted to install to 'usr --sysconfdir=/' and failed,
>  for some reason ZSH does not handle XORG_CONFIG correctly.
Why doesn't it work? ;-)  I'll take a look tonight when I get home, but 
the instructions _should_ work fine under zsh if everything is double 
quoted (" ") for which I haven't looked yet.  What about the environment 
switch, or maybe something is broken with zsh?

-- DJ Lucas

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