Re: freezing powerpc and sparc
On Mon, Nov 09, 1998 at 10:35:29AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 09, 1998 at 03:13:38AM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > On Nov 09, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > is it no problem to use xbase_220.127.116.11a-7.deb together with
> > > xlib6g_18.104.22.168-1.deb and xserver-fbdev_22.214.171.124-1.deb.
> > There probably is a problem, in that you need at least xbase-clients
> > (and probably xterm) to have a decent X installation with a-7. My
> > understanding (from James Troup) is that a new xfree86 package should
> > be out Real Soon Now that compiles on PowerPC and m68k. Until then
> > we're all screwed.
> I have compiled a patched x11; it's one rebuild short of OK. However,
> I'm not going to do that rebuild. My logic is that, according to at
> least some XFree86 developers, 3.3.3 is due out in the next week. And
> 3.3.3 should compile without any source patches on powerpc. If anyone
> is really desperate for X at the moment, mail me, and perhaps I will
> make -7 (or merge to -8) available; it will not get uploaded.
I am not so desesperate, since like said i cannot access my scsi disks right
now, and so have no use of X (as well as all the rest of debian :().
but this means that there is no way someone could run X in the current
situation. Is it so difficult/long to rebuild this packages ? or to upload them
I mean, if 3.3.3 is there next week, this should not be a problem, but if not,
its better to have this packages ...