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Re: Lets speak about freeness, ...

On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 02:36:28AM -0400, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 10:42:50PM +0000, Pablo Baena wrote:
> > I tested Xfree86 4.0 days ago. It works (for me) but there are quite a lot
> > packages that won't work anymore with it (or quite work). So, Xfree86 4.0
> > definitively wont't enter potato, and it will be hard to release it
> > even in woody since all the problems it will generate with anything else.
> > So leave Branden alone, and if you want Xfree86 4.0, go get the source
> > from www.xfree86.org. You'll be surprised on how smoothly it compiles
> > and installs itself!
> One reason I tore into Sven so hard on this point is that he actually is an
> XFree86 Developer (as am I).  I would expect members of that development
> team to know how to build X from source.  I would not insist upon such
> knowledge from Debian users generally, or from very many of my fellow
> Debian developers.

yes i know how to compile and install X, that's not the problem, what worries
me is the dependencies, if you don't install full X 4.0, you will get bad
colors in xterm, and other such problem, and now that dri is merged back youw
will have conflicts with mesa as well. maybe having xfree/mesa stub packages
could solve this, like it was done fro the svgalib-dummy package i don't know,
and this discution is off topic here.



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