[blfs-dev] About requiring "xorg7"

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 07:30:46 PST 2013

Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 26-12-2013 07:54, Pierre Labastie escreveu:
>> Hi dear fellow editors,
>> I have seen recent changes requiring "xorg7" for packages pertaining to the
>> installation of X (IIRC utils-macros and xcb-proto). This is not a problem in
>> itself, since xorg7 is the introduction page, and there has been discussion
>> about referring to the introduction for having users set the XORG_XXX
>> variables (I do not think this will successful, but wait and see).
> The "recent changes" were all done by me and I was expecting reactions,
> when did them.
> But in the same way as you write, too many recurrent discussions, so I
> thought "let us see"...
>> But I have seen that xorg7 is used at other places in the book to mean the
>> full X install (for example in FOP page, where the it is said "You must run
>> this installation from an X-window using a GL-aware Xorg server or some of the
>> JUnit tests will hang").
> And we see just now :-).
> For me, the problem is very particular, in this case. The note should be
> modified to be consistent with the rest of the book, any time an
> x-terminal is needed for running the tests. If there are no objections,
> I would like to ask you, please, to fix the fop page.

I made some minor changes to clarify the Xorg link in util-macros and 

   -- Bruce

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