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Re: xfree86 unbuildable on ppc

On Thu, 2002-04-04 at 20:34, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2002 at 10:37:52AM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > About the only thing you can do is to discontinue use of the kernel
> > headers altogether and provide your own, unconditional, definitions
> > (with different names if there is any danger that the kernel's version
> > of them might become visible under some conditions).  This obviously
> > sucks quite a lot, but less than the alternatives.

After a quick look at this thread in the -devel archive, I basically
agree with this. The interface won't change in incompatible ways so
XFree86 can safely have its own copy of the definitions, as it should.

> This means forking from XFree86 upstream in a way that I'm not entirely
> comfortable with.  Is there anyone around who is familiar with DRM
> innards who would be willing to work with me and upstream to get this
> fix implemented in the proper place?

I'm here. :)

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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