[blfs-dev] About requiring "xorg7"

Pierre Labastie pierre.labastie at neuf.fr
Thu Dec 26 09:02:52 PST 2013

Le 26/12/2013 16:56, Fernando de Oliveira a écrit :
> Em 26-12-2013 12:30, Bruce Dubbs escreveu:
>> 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 
>> xcb-proto.
>>    -- Bruce
> Thanks. After I read akhiezer's post in -support, I was thinking about
> something similar, but waited for more comments that could come.
After reading akh's post, I think we could add id="xorg-env" and
xreflabel="Xorg build environment" attributes to the <sect2> whose title is
"Setting up the Xorg Build Environment" in xorg7.xml. Then we could refer to
it inside the x/installing chapter if needed. I'll do that if nobody objects.

I create a ticket and assign it to myself for fop. I have to find what has
been done in similar cases. In any case, it should not be referring to xorg7.


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