Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#2120 closed task (fixed)

External packages used in Xorg-7.x

Reported by: dnicholson@… Owned by: dnicholson@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.2.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords: xorg modular


xterm, MesaLib, libdrm and rman are all external packages developed outside of Xorg. Where these are shipped with the tarballs for the monolithis Xorg-6 and XFree86, they are not provided for the Xorg-7.x releases.

The plan is to move these packages out of the Xorg-7 chapter and into more general chapters. xterm and rman will be in general utilities, MesaLib will be in X libraries, and libdrm will be in general libraries. Additionally, a note in the form of an xinclude will be added to the top of these 4 packages notifying the user that they should only be built if you are using Xorg-7 and they are provided by Xorg-6 and XFree86.

Additionally, xterm will be updated to the current 218 version which will fix the security vulnerability in #2100.

Please speak up if this plan doesn't work for you.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by dnicholson@…, 17 years ago

Status: newassigned

And luit will be moved to general utilities.

comment:2 by dnicholson@…, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Got ahead of myself with luit. We're using the one developed by Xorg, not the one Tom Dickey develops. That's a separate issue to think about. It remains in the Xorg-7 chapter.

Fix committed in r6289.

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