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1<sect2>
2<title>Introduction to <application>XFree86</application></title>
3
4<para><application>XFree86</application> is a freely redistributable open-source
5implementation of the
6<application>X</application> Window System. <application>XFree86</application> provides a client/server
7interface between display
8hardware (the mouse, keyboard, and video displays) and the desktop environment,
9while also providing both the windowing infrastructure and a standardized
10application interface (<acronym>API</acronym>).</para>
11
12<sect3><title>Package information</title>
13<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
14<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&xfree86-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
15<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&xfree86-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
16<listitem><para>Download size: &xfree86-size;</para></listitem>
17<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required: &xfree86-buildsize;</para></listitem>
18<listitem><para>Estimated build time: &xfree86-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
19</sect3>
20
21
22<sect3><title><application>XFree86</application> dependencies</title>
23
24<sect4><title>Required</title>
25<para><xref linkend="libpng"/></para>
26</sect4>
27
28<sect4><title>Optional</title>
29<para>The following packages are included in the <application>XFree86</application> package,
30however they
31are updated more often than the <application>XFree86</application> package and are highly recommended:
32<xref linkend="expat"/>, <xref linkend="freetype2"/>, <xref linkend="fontconfig"/>, and
33<xref linkend="Linux_PAM"/>.</para>
34
35<note><para>If you choose not to install <application>expat</application>,
36<application>freetype2</application>, and <application>fontconfig</application>, the
37<filename>host.def</filename> file below will have to be modified to
38instruct <application>XFree86</application> to build them.</para></note>
39</sect4>
40
41</sect3>
42
43
44<sect3><title>Download Instructions</title>
45
46<para>There are several files that need to be fetched from the download location:</para>
47<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
48<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-1.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
49<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-2.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
50<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-3.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
51<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-4.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
52<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-5.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
53<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-6.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
54<listitem><para><filename>XFree86-4.4.0-src-7.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
55</itemizedlist>
56
57<!--
58<para>You should also download the patch files:</para>
59<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
60<listitem><para>
61 <ulink url="ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/fixes/4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz" />
62 </para></listitem>
63<listitem><para>
64 <ulink url="ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/fixes/fontfile.diff" />
65 </para></listitem>
66</itemizedlist>
67-->
68
69<para>The first three packages are the <application>XFree86</application> programs,
70the fourth and fifth are fonts, the sixth is normal documentation, and the seventh
71is hardcopy documentation. There are also two packages
72<filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, which contain programs to regenerate hardcopy
73documentation, and <filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename>, which contain
74<application><acronym>GNU</acronym> <acronym>TAR</acronym></application>
75and <application>zlib</application> which are already installed on an
76<acronym>LFS</acronym> system.</para>
77
78<para>To check your downloads for integrity, download the <filename>SUMS.md5sum</filename>
79file. Then:</para>
80
81<screen><userinput><command>md5sum -c SUMS.md5sum</command></userinput></screen>
82
83<para>The only errors you should see are for <filename>README</filename>,
84<filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, and
85<filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename> files if you did not download them.</para>
86
87<!--
88<para>The fixes subdirectory also has a <filename>SUMS.md5sum</filename>. Note that
89this is the same filename as the sums for the main sources, so you need to rename the
90file if you download it. Otherwise, you can just look at it and use it to
91check against the patch files:</para>
92<screen><userinput><command>md5sum 4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz</command></userinput>
93<userinput><command>md5sum fontfile.diff</command></userinput></screen>
94
95<para>After unpacking the <filename>X430src-?.tgz</filename> files and uncompressing the
96diff file, change to the <filename class="directory">xc</filename> directory and run:</para>
97
98<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff</command></userinput>
99<userinput><command>pushd lib/font/fontfile/</command></userinput>
100<userinput><command>patch -N -i ../../../../fontfile.diff</command></userinput>
101<userinput><command>popd</command></userinput></screen>
102-->
103
104</sect3>
105</sect2>
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