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fixed a typo in xfree86 instructions, reported by Michael Bromer

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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>Recommended</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"/> and <xref linkend="fontconfig"/></para>
33
34<note><para>If you choose not to install these separate packages, the
35<filename>host.def</filename> file below will have to be modified to
36instruct <application>XFree86</application> to 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 files:</para>
56<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
57<listitem><para>
58 <ulink url="ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/fixes/4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz" />
59 </para></listitem>
60<listitem><para>
61 <ulink url="ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/fixes/fontfile.diff" />
62 </para></listitem>
63</itemizedlist>
64
65<para>The first three packages are the <application>XFree86</application> programs,
66the fourth and fifth are fonts, the sixth is normal documentation, and the seventh
67is hardcopy documentation. There are also two packages
68<filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, which contain programs to regenerate hardcopy
69documentation, and <filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename>, which contain
70<application><acronym>GNU</acronym> <acronym>TAR</acronym></application>
71and <application>zlib</application> which are already installed on an
72<acronym>LFS</acronym> system.</para>
73
74<para>To check your downloads for integrity, download the <filename>SUMS.md5sum</filename>
75file. Then:</para>
76
77<screen><userinput><command>md5sum -c SUMS.md5sum</command></userinput></screen>
78
79<para>The only errors you should see are for <filename>README</filename>,
80<filename>doctools-1.3.1.tgz</filename>, and
81<filename>utils-1.1.0.tgz</filename> files if you did not download them.</para>
82
83<para>The fixes subdirectory also has a <filename>SUMS.md5sum</filename>. Note that
84this is the same filename as the sums for the main sources, so you need to rename the
85file if you download it. Otherwise, you can just look at it and use it to
86check against the patch files:</para>
87<screen><userinput><command>md5sum 4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff.gz</command></userinput>
88<userinput><command>md5sum fontfile.diff</command></userinput></screen>
89
90<para>After unpacking the <filename>X430src-?.tgz</filename> files and uncompressing the
91diff file, change to the <filename class="directory">xc</filename> directory and run:</para>
92
93<screen><userinput><command>patch -Np1 -i ../4.3.0-4.3.0.1.diff</command></userinput>
94<userinput><command>pushd lib/font/fontfile/</command></userinput>
95<userinput><command>patch -N -i ../../../../fontfile.diff</command></userinput>
96<userinput><command>popd</command></userinput></screen>
97
98</sect3>
99</sect2>
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