[blfs-support] Compilation presets for Xorg

Niels Terp nielsterp at comhem.se
Tue Mar 12 08:16:26 PDT 2013

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Sendt: 12. marts 2013 15:25
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Emne: Re: [blfs-support] Compilation presets for Xorg

On 03/12/2013 04:13 PM, Carl Thorn wrote:
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> *From:* Niels Terp <nielsterp at comhem.se>
> *To:* BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> *Sent:* Tue, March 12, 2013 8:22:28 AM
> *Subject:* [blfs-support] Compilation presets for Xorg
>  >Hi,
>  >I have started on Xorg - but even with the very first packet I run 
> into
>  >trouble:
>  >The book suggest to create a file /etc/profile.d/xorg.sh with the 
> following
>  >command:
>  >cat > /etc/profile.d/xorg.sh << "EOF" &&  >XORG_PREFIX="<PREFIX>"
>  >XORG_CONFIG="--prefix=$XORG_PREFIX \
>  >            --sysconfdir=/etc \
>  >            --localstatedir=/var \
>   >           --disable-static"
>  >EOF
>  >chmod 644 /etc/profile.d/xorg.sh
>  >First of all, this command does NOT create a file - it does not even 
> execute  >the chmod command on the last line. I assume that the "&&" 
> after "EOF"
> is a
>  >typo ?
> No this is not a typo it is an instruction. You may want to review 
> UNIX commands.
> Read the text before copying and pasting the commands. You are 
> supposed to  decide where you want to install XORG before running the
> "<PREFIX>" should be the location where you want to install XORG, 
> either in "/usr" or " /opt"
>  >And finaly, when I try to type the configuration command by hand, it  
> >complains about the --disable-static option (and ./configure --help 
> says  >that the option doesn't exist).
> You are not installing a package at this point so there is no 
> ./configure. You are only setting up the environment for the XORG build.
> You may want to read the text rather than just copying and pasting 
> everything.

I think that if /etc/profile.d exists and the command is ran as root, it
should work. As for the variables not added, does /etc/profile have

for script in /etc/profile.d/*.sh ; do
    if [ -r $script ] ; then
    . $script


The scripts in /etc/profile.d must be sourced to have effect. Thats why
their mode is 644. Try . /etc/profile.d/xorg.sh

I recall that I saw warnings too about --disable-static by some xorg
packages which didn't had this option, but that was harmless

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Thanos is right, when /etc/profile.d exists, the script works. And after
having copied the /etc/profile script that Thanos pointed me to, the file is
also read and executed.

Thank you for your patience with a newbee like me. And I am actualy reading
(and trying to understand) the text - e.g. I had substituted <PREFIX> with


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