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Re: bo to hamm and libc5 vs libc6

Hi Chip,

I believe that the XFree86 sites/mirrors contain sets of binaries for both
glibc/libc6 and for libc5.  Someone correct me if I am wrong.  If you are
willing to install things manually instead of using Debian's nifty
packages, then you can download the XF86-3.3.2 binaries and just untar
them into /usr/X11R6.  From what I recall, the XF86 binaries are archived
relative to this directory.  You might want to check this before you
extract the archives there.  Relevant files to get may include:

	(and maybe some fonts if don't already have them)

Actually I just confirmed that these are linked against libc5.  Here is
the output from ldd:

myhost:~/bin> ldd ./XF86_SVGA
        libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x4000b000)
        libdl.so.1 => /lib/libdl.so.1 (0x40014000)
        libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x40017000)

You can grab these binaries from the "3.3.2/binaries/Linux-ix86"
directory, not the glibc one.  If you also download the {pre,post}inst.sh 
shell scripts and run them, then make sure you don't link the server to
"X."  Remember that Debian's "X" is an suid wrapper for the X server.
Remember to check that your /etc/X11/Xserver file reflects the location of
the server you will be using, in this case /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA.
Also, remember to use the 24bpp fix if you have problems at 24bpp.  One
last thing, XF86Setup probably defaults to installing XF86Config somewhere
in /usr/X11R6/lib.  When it asks you to save the XF86Config file, you
might want to save it in /etc/X11/XF86Config which is the Debian default.

Again, someone please correct me if I made a mistake somewhere in this
message since I haven't done this in a while.  Thanks.

I know this isn't the nicest solution but if there isn't a bo package for
XF86-3.3.2 then you might want to just download the binaries as I outlined

Good luck

Ossama Othman <othman@astrosun.tn.cornell.edu>

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