Source Package for xterm?
On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 01:02:07AM -0000, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> Matt Price <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 10:55:51PM -0000, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >> Matt Price <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> > can anyone tell me how to build an xterm with 256 colors using the
> >> > debian source package? I'd just like a bit more flexibility -- and
> >> > I'd like to have the off-the-shelf values for emacs highlighting work
> >> > when I'm in a terminal.
> >> The simplest way is to use the configure script which is part of the
> >> sources (see the INSTALL file for a summary of options).
> >> The XFree86 xterm supports ANSI color and VT220 emulation
> >> There's an faq at
> >> http://invisible-island.net/xterm/xterm.faq.html
> >> ftp://invisible-island.net/xterm/
> > thanks for this... I'm a bit confuseed about the deb-src package for
> > xterm. As you probably know, apt-get source xterm downloads files
> > named xfree86-4.2.1*. The implication is that one needs to build the
> > whole of xfree86 in order to make a debian package; and following the
> > instructions from the debian reference manual, namely:
> Not exactly (I don't make any of those packages, but frequently compile
> xterm on systems where they're installed). Looking at the stuff I've
> installed, it appears that xlibs-dev and libxaw6-dev is what you need to
> be able to do this. So making a package shouldn't require anything more
> (except of course the package-building-packages) than what I need to
> compile xterm. After all, they're not incorporated into xterm's package.
so, here's my confusion: the files downloaded by apt-get source xterm
when everything's untarred, I end up with a huge source tree for
xfree86, which in fact will not compile on my machine as it currently
is set up. So it seems like I can't use the "Debian Way". But surely
this should be possible for something as fundamental as xterm, right?
I suppose I could just 'make install' but I am hesitant to do so.
anywya, if anyone has successfully made xterm deb's Iäd love to hear
> > sooo... should I now just make, make install a custom xterm -- or is
> > there in fact a way to make a .deb of xterm without building the whole
> > xfree86 suite?
> It depends on whether you want to learn how to make packages (or just
> get xterm built).