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Tuesday, July 17 2018 @ 10:18 PM

building X appears too difficult for me

About SplackFirst of all - many thanks for this system ! i regently got some Ultra boxes into my hands and have tried several systems on them - but my old friend seems the best ( i\'ve used Slackware years ago a lot ).

As the Ultra 5 is rather old - just like me - i decided to begin with an older Splack 8 which installed smoothly and works well after building a minimal kernel for it -- i\'d like to keep-IT-simple.

Now as i\'d like to build as much as possible myself, i have tried to compile some X versions without luck;

i get a different error when trying different versions of X - mostly some function undeclared

compiling XFree86 4.6.0 i got \'XK_KP_Equal undeclared\' in KeyBind.c line 888 and 955 ( function _XTranslateKey and _XTranslateKeySum )

Would you like to help me on this ?! Many thanks in advance !


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Authored by: Jason on Sunday, May 14 2006 @ 06:22 AM building X appears too difficult for me
I'm not running 8 on any of my Suns at the moment, but I think I've got an installation on a hard drive on a shelf somewhere. I'll try to find it and take a shot at making it work in the near future.

Have you looked at:
- the XFree86 build scripts for Splack 8?
- the X.Org SlackBuild scripts for tree-10.1?
- Any of Patrick's SlackBuild scripts for Slackware?

Any of those will give you a good roadmap for building X11 for SPARC/Linux. Be aware that the code used in more recent releases of XFree86 and X.Org may not build properly with the older GCC and binutils included with Splack 8.

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