Subject: Re: How to build X source?
To: Greywolf <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2002 17:48:39
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Greywolf wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> # 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.
> OOOOooooo!  This is VERY good news!  i can then rebuild X stuff for
> alternate platforms (such as SPARC) on an i386?  Wraukon the Excellent
> salutes you, or whomever made THAT happen!

I have nothing to do with that, but I'm looking forward to it, too.

> The metalog thing is something that should have happened aeons ago, IMO.
> I'm not sure why it never caught on.

Hmm... Maybe because it's not documented? Anywhere?