XFree86 -configure (libpam) - REPOST

Brian Auld bauld at twcny.rr.com
Sun Nov 24 20:00:49 PST 2002

I didn't mention it earlier, but I presume that the XFree86 -configure
command is supposed to be run from lfs and not the host system.

I might sound like an obvious question, but at this point I'm pulling
at straws.


-- Brian
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Auld 
  To: blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org 
  Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 10:42 PM
  Subject: XFree86 -configure (libpam) - REPOST

  Sorry about that ... Hopefully this will be more readable.

  My linux box is hosed to the point where I have to use outlook to send this
  message, so I hope the format is alright. I'm trying to wrap it appropriately.

  The XFree 86 saga continues.

  (1) Over the past week, I've eventually stumbled my way through the compilation
  process to get XFree86 to build. Mulitple compile errors I fixed as I trudged along.

  (2) The first time I ran "XFree86 -configure" I got an error message about not finding
   ''/usr/X11R6/lib/rgb'. The suggestion from this mailing list was a potential disk 
  space deficiency that the build process wasn't really telling me about.

  (3) I took this to heart and proceeded to expand my space available to LFS by 
  created another lfs partition (/usr -> about 1.5BG). I intially just had a root partition 
  of 2GB. So, now I have a root partition of 2GB and a /usr partition of 1.5GB. I figured 
  this would be enough disk space for XFree86 and then some.

  (4) So, I did a fresh upack of the XFree86 tarballs and recompiled/reinstalled from
   scratch. Now when I run "XFree86 -configure" I get the following message:

  "XFree86:error while loading shared libraries: libpam.so.0: cannot open shared 
  object file"

  Is this a library that we were supposed to install?? I did have to do some 
  housekeeping when I created the new /usr partition, but why would I lose a library? 
  To create the new parition I did a:

  - "mv /usr /user"
  - "mkdir /usr"
  - "mount /dev/hda* /usr"
  - "cd /user"
  - "cp -R * /usr"

  Any advice would be appreciated. In the mean time, I guess I'll try and find out about 
  libpam and see if I can get it installed. I see it on my host system but not lfs 
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