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