Subject: Re: building x11
To: Ossi Herrala <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/06/2004 10:11:02
In message <>, Ossi Herrala writes:
>On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 09:33:44AM -0500, Steve Bellovin wrote:
>> What is the right way 
>> to build x11?  I see there's a /usr/src/x11, but a ' distribution'
>> didn't create any of the X .tgz files.  (I'm not 100% certain about 
>> whether or not it was built.)
>' distribution' doesn't do any .tgz files. Use '
>distribution sets' or ' release' to build sets.

Sorry, my error; I did indeed do ' release'.
>To build X11 sets with you need to specify MKX11=YES for
>in /etc/mk.conf or with ' -V'.

Hmm -- the comments and the code in /usr/src/Makefile seem to say that
X11 is built unless MKX11 is set to "no".  I now see that 
/usr/share/mk/bsd.README says the default is "no"; where is that set?

>Right now there is two options to build X11 sets:
> 1) With
> 2) make release from xsrc directory

>You also need to specify path to xsrc tree with X11SRCDIR if it's not the
>default /usr/xsrc.

I am using that default.

		--Steve Bellovin,