X.org (6.7.0)

Declan Moriarty declan.moriartyt at ntlworld.ie
Thu Apr 15 01:08:42 PDT 2004

Ken Moffat enlightened us
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, Ken Moffat wrote:
> >
> >
> >  Didn't fix it.  FWIW, with the DefaultGcc2PpcOpt undefined, it builds
> > with -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fsigned-char on ppc.  So now I get to
> > compare X.org CVS against the release, and graze on the Fedora and
> > gentoo patches (actually, gentoo at least are weird - looks as if there
> > are all manner of patch options (-p1, -p0, ...) in there).  Fun !
> >
>  Ultimately, this is either going to go down as a scripting error on my
> part, or as a freetype or fontconfig bug.  Gentoo isn't on the 6.7.0
> release, as far as I can see, and there was nothing relevant in the
> patches (many of them were from RH anyway, and I really can't see why
> anybody not using RH would want most of these).  Tried building X.org
> CVS from 29th Feb, this time it gave the same segfault in mkfontscale.
>  I've now successfully rebuilt 29th Feb using included fontconfig and
> freetype (not necessarily the latest versions that are in the 6.7.0
> release) and that works.  Next step is to see if 6.7.0 works with the
> included versions.  That's what I like about test builds, you never know
> where the bugs will bite :-|
>  Anybody know of a supplier for sack-cloth and ashes if it turns out to
> be a bug in my scripts ?

Biblically, you had to get sackcloth yourself - it was part of the deal,
but you could always fall back on (home baked) humble pie :-)

	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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