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Re: [motyl@stan.chemie.unibas.ch: Re: Bug#75875: NOT all is fixed xserver-common: xfree86-1 does not compile]

Tomasz, in every package's life, there are some contemporary packages.
It works best to use the versions of those packages when trying to
compile software, especially for anything as complex as X. Would you
expect Windows 16 executables to build against Win32 libraries? Or a.out
binaries to run on an ELF-only machine? For the same reason, software
written with older versions of the C libraries won't compile under newer
versions of the C libraries.

Perhaps the good people at FSF should have bumped the minor version on
glibc for their changes; check -policy for more information on this.
But, they didn't, so we get the deal with it.

I would suggest either upgrading your whole system to woody and using
the woody version of XF 3.3.6, or using XF 4.0.1. Another option is to
use potato, and the version of XF 3.3.6 that shipped with potato.

If you want to contact xfree86.org with a source patch, perhaps they
will be more amenable to the idea.

Thanks Tomasz.

* Branden Robinson <branden@deadbeast.net> [001030 05:19]:
> Someone knock him around with a cluebat for me?  I see no reason why I must
> support woody's libc in potato's packages.
> A fix for the problem he reports has been in the woody XF3 .debs for weeks.
> ----- Forwarded message from Tomasz Motylewski <motyl@stan.chemie.unibas.ch> -----
> From: Tomasz Motylewski <motyl@stan.chemie.unibas.ch>
> To: Branden Robinson <branden@deadbeast.net>
> Subject: Re: Bug#75875: NOT all is fixed xserver-common: xfree86-1 does not
>  compile
> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:46:02 +0100 (CET)
> Delivered-To: branden@localhost.deadbeast.net
> Delivered-To: branden@deadbeast.net
> In-Reply-To: <20001029190149.A23460@deadbeast.net>
> Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010301329350.718-100000@crds.chemie.unibas.ch>
> > > In file included from connection.c:79:
> > > /usr/include/stdlib.h:700: parse error before `int'
> > > 
> > > So, still same errors with misc.h and abs().
> > 
> > So don't compile against glibc 2.1.94.
> Are you interested in fixing this bug? If so I will prepare the
> patch. Someone will need to do it sooner or later. 
> Also, what about bug 56633? Are you interested in patch for this?
> Who is working on XFree86-4.0 for Debian at the moment?
> Best regards,
> --
> Tomasz Motylewski
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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