Subject: Re: How to build X source?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2002 13:34:53
> The very next release of XFree86 is supposed to be cross-buildable, so
> at some point, we'll want to support all that in "xsrc". I gather you
> just have to add "-U -M ${DESTDIR}/METALOG" to the install flags to
> generate the metalog, but the "pax" man page, as of NetBSD 1.6K,
> doesn't yield any clue as to how to use that feature.

This is how I do it:

( echo "/set uname=root gname=wheel" ; cat $DATADIR/metalog ) | \
  pax -v -w -x tar -z -N $DESTDIR/etc -M -f $DATADIR/files.tar.gz

   Jeremy C. Reed