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Update XFree86 module install instructions and general layout

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1<sect2>
2<title>Introduction to XFree86</title>
3
4<para><application>XFree86</application> is a freely redistributable open-source
5implementation of the
6X 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 (API).</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>Recommended</title>
29<para>The following packages are included in the <application>XFree86</application> package,
30however they
31are updated more often than the XFree86 package and are highly recommended:
32<xref linkend="expat"/>, <xref linkend="freetype2"/> and <xref linkend="fontconfig"/></para>
33
34<note><para>If you choose to not install these separate packages, the
35<filename>host.def</filename> file below will have to be modified to
36instruct XFree86 build them.</para></note>
37</sect4>
38
39</sect3>
40
41
42<sect3><title>Download Instructions</title>
43
44<para>There are several files that need to be fetched from the download location:</para>
45<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
46<listitem><para><filename>X430src-1.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
47<listitem><para><filename>X430src-2.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
48<listitem><para><filename>X430src-3.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
49<listitem><para><filename>X430src-4.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
50<listitem><para><filename>X430src-5.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
51<listitem><para><filename>X430src-6.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
52<listitem><para><filename>X430src-7.tgz</filename></para></listitem>
53</itemizedlist>
54
55<para>You should also download the patch file:
56<ulink url="ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/fixes/4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz" /></para>
57
58<para>The first three packages are the <application>XFree86</application> programs,
59the fourth and fifth are fonts,
60the sixth is normal documentation, and the seventh is hardcopy documentation.
61There are also two packages <filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, which
62contain programs to regenerate hardcopy documentation, and
63<filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename>, which contain <filename>gnutar</filename>
64and <filename>zlib</filename> which are already installed on an LFS system.
65</para>
66
67<para>To check your downloads for integrity, download the <filename>SUMS.md5sum</filename>
68file. Then:
69<screen>md5sum X430src* &gt; md5sums &amp;&amp;
70diff md5sums SUMS.md5sum</screen>
71The only differences you should see are for <filename>README</filename>,
72<filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, and
73<filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename> files if you did
74not download them.
75</para>
76
77<para>The fixes subdirectory also has a SUMS.md5sum and this can be checked against
78the patch file:
79<screen><filename>md5sum 4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz</filename></screen></para>
80
81<para>After unpacking the <filename>X430src-?.tgz</filename> files, change to the
82<filename>xc</filename> directory and run:
83<screen>gunzip 4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz &amp;&amp;
84patch -Np1 -i 4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff</screen></para>
85
86</sect3>
87</sect2>
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