Can't compile xorg-server. Posted here pending fixing my access to BLFS

Ralph Porter rportermail at
Fri Nov 14 17:30:26 PST 2008

Thanks DJ,  I kind of surmised that starting over might be the answer.

On question though.  The sample scripts for downloading and compiling.

The instructions say after running the config to "as root" make install.

Well, i put the make install in the script and run it as root.  Any  
issues with doing it that way?



On Nov 14, 2008, at 6:06 PM, DJ Lucas wrote:

> Ralph Porter wrote:
>> On Nov 13, 2008, at 6:45 PM, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> I recompiled as described below but still got the same error.
>> Looking at xorg-lib-compile.log there is
>> mkdir : cannont create directory '/usr/local/include/X11/Xtrans':
>> permission denied.
> Judging from the above, XORG_PREFIX was not set, which probably means
> that XORG_CONFIG was not set.  You will need to start over from the
> beginning on the installation of Xorg, and be sure that you export the
> variables after you set them (or at the same time). However...
>> Even if i log on as root it still denies
>> X11 is drwxr-xr-x
> ...I have no idea why you cannot create a directory as root.  That is
> really messed up.  Sorry.  Hopefully somebody else has an idea.
> -- DJ Lucas
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