[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Possible conflict with XFree 4.5

gustavo halperin wrote:
> Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>>gustavo halperin dijo [Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 01:40:42PM +0300]:
>>>>>I think that we have a problem when the common library between XFree and 
>>>>>/usr/lib are update in /usr/lib.
>>>>>I currently have XFree  4.5, when the library libfontconfig1 was update 
>>>>>to version 2.3.2-1 was also updated
>>>>>the file  libfontconfig.so to the version 1.0.4 but in the XFree 
>>>>>(/usr/X11R6/lib/) this library still be the version 1.
>>>>>The problem came we we use programs like Gimp that must at least version 
>>>>>1.0.2  of this library. I solve this
>>>>>problem by link the libfontconfig in /usr/X11R6/lib to the newest 
>>>>>library in /usr/lib. That is the solution or that
>>>>>is a Bug in Debian System ??
>>>>I assume that you're installing XFree86 4.5 by yourself, since it wasn't
>>>>packaged for Debian.  In that case, local installation conflicts are
>>>>your problem to sort out.
>>>I see,  you are absolutely right.  Thank you for you explanation.
>>Hmh... I'll jump in - Daniel's reply was probably on the wrong tone,
>>but the answer is perfectly right - When you choose a distribution
>>(like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, SuSE or any other), you choose the
>>carefully crafted work of integration of thousands of packages. Of
>>course, for most packages you can decide to roll your own and live
>>with it - But in the case of X... Well, it's one of the packages in
>>which most other packages depend, and it's one of the least trivial
>>ones to get right. You can be almost sure that many things will break
>>if you prefer to use an X server not provided by Debian - So the
>>answer is right, why would you want to use XFree now?
>  I don't understand your question: "why would you want to use XFree
> now?", what do you mean.
> Do you mean why not use X.org ??.
> Any way the current XFree version in Debian stable is 4.3, this version
> is to old for me. I have a
> Toshiba laptop Portege R100 with trident *Cyber Blade XP* , with XFree
> 4.3 I can use only vesa,
> I really need to update X-server. Even now I'm thinking to update from
> Xfree 4.5 to X.org last
> revision (X11R7.0 <http://wiki.x.org/wiki/X11R70Release>) that looks
> like have fully support for my driver, see link
> <http://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.0/doc/html/trident.4.html>.
>  Do you have any recommendation how to do it in the best way for my
> Debian system ??



Or, if you feel comfortable doing it, then upgrade to Etch or Sid.

Besides, is this not a bit OT for -devel?  Perhaps this discussion is
more suited to -user.


Roberto C. Sanchez

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: OpenPGP digital signature

Reply to: