Install XOrg7

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The path to XOrg7

Upgrading from XOrg 6.x

Currently, the XOrg7 module needs you to do a few things manually if you upgrade from an earlier XOrg 6.x installation. You have to adhere to the following steps. If you do not listen to our advice then you're on your own.

  • Remove the old XOrg (XOrg 6.x conflicts with XOrg 7.x)
lrm XOrg
This action will most likely cause some font related modules to recompile, this is to be expected.
  • Backup the old /etc/X11 (with your old xorg.conf)
mv /etc/X11 /etc/X11.old
  • Remove the old XOrg installation remains
rm -fr /usr/X11R6
  • Remove some old symlinks if they still exist
    • rm /usr/X11
    • rm /usr/include/X11
    • rm /usr/lib/X11
    • rm /usr/include/GL
  • Make sure XOrg is never installed again:
    • lunar exile XOrg
    • lunar fixdepends

If you do not do this it could be resurrected by modules that were installed with XOrg...

Installing XOrg 7.x

Installing xorg-7.1

XOrg 7.1 was added to moonbase as of 17/10/2006. It has it's own section in /var/lib/lunar/moonbase/xorg7

You may now use the 'XOrg7' module to install XOrg 7.1:

lin XOrg7

XOrg-7.1 is needed if you want to mess with Xgl.

Installation notes

XOrg7 is installing to /usr by default and NOT to /usr/X11R7 or any other prefix inside /usr. The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard does not allow that. All major linux distributions are following the FHS and have adjusted their builds accordingly:

You may however set an arbitary prefix for XOrg incase you do not want it to install to /usr. You may do so by running the following command:

lunar set X11R7_PREFIX=/your/prefix/here

The most commonly used prefix would be /usr/X11R7, however, some other prefix inside /opt is entirely possible.

The XOrg7 profile is going to create some symlinks on your system:

/usr/X11 -> $MODULE_PREFIX; /usr by default
/usr/X11R6 -> $MODULE_PREFIX; /usr by default

The X11R6 symlink is there for compatibility reasons. Many of the older and even some of the newer packages inside the moonbase have a hardcoded path pointing to /usr/X11R6 inside their source trees. Keeping the symlink prevents them from breaking apart.

Missing modules from the XOrg 7.x modular tree

Despite our best efforts to give you the whole XOrg 7.x modular tree as modules to install there are still many of them left untouched either because they are not important to run a full featured X environment or nobody had the time to add them yet. As always contribution are welcome and appreciated:

  • x11-apps
    • appres - list X application resource database
    • lbxproxy - Low BandWidth X proxy
    • luit - Convert terminal i/o from legacy encodings to UTF-8
    • mkcfm - create summaries of CID font metric files
    • oclock - round X clock
    • proxymngr - proxy manager service
    • scripts - run X command on another system via rsh
    • sessreg - Register X sessions in system utmp/utmpx databases
    • showfont - show information about X font from font server
    • twm - simple window manager
    • viewres - graphical class/resource browser for Xt
    • xbiff - watch mailboxes for new message delivery
    • xclipboard - X clipboard manager
    • xdbedizzy - DBE sample
    • xditview - display ditroff output
    • xdm - list X application resource database
    • xf86dga - known unto god
    • xfd - display all the characters in an X font
    • xfindproxy - locate proxy services
    • xfontsel - point and click selection of X11 font names
    • xfsinfo - X font server information utility
    • xfwp - X Firewall Proxy
    • xgc - X graphics demo
    • xload - system load average display for X
    • xlogo - Draw [old] X logo
    • xlsclients - list client applications running on a display
    • xmag - magnify parts of the screen
    • xphelloworld - Xprint sample applications
    • xprehashprinterlist - Rehash list of Xprint printers
    • xrx - "Broadway"
    • xsetmode - set the mode for an X Input device
    • xsetpointer - set an X Input device as the main pointer
    • xsm - X Session Manager
    • xstdcmap - X standard colormap utility
    • xvidtune - video mode tuner for Xorg
  • x11-data ==> COMPLETE
  • x11-doc
    • xorg-docs
    • xorg-sgml-doctools
  • x11-driver
    • xf86-video-sunbw2
    • xf86-video-suncg3
    • xf86-video-suncg6
    • xf86-video-suncg14
    • xf86-video-sunffb
    • xf86-video-sunleo
    • xf86-video-suntcx
    • xf86-video-tdfx
    • xf86-video-tga
    • xf86-video-trident
    • xf86-video-tseng
  • x11-extras ==> COMPLETE
  • x11-font
    • font-misc-ethiopic (in progress - JKirsher - added in moonbase 20061019)
    • font-misc-meltho (in progress - JKirsher - added in moonbase 20061019)
    • font-schumacher-misc (in progress - JKirsher - added in moonbase 20061019)
    • font-screen-cyrillic (in progress - JKirsher - added in moonbase 20061019)
    • font-winitzki-cyrillic (in progress - JKirsher - added in moonbase 20061019)
  • x11-lib
    • libAppleWM - platform specific libraries: [MacOS]
    • libWindowsWM - platform specific libraries: [Win32]
  • x11-proto
    • windowswmproto - platform specific protocol headers [Win32]
  • x11-util
    • lndir
  • xserver ==> COMPLETE
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