Subject: Re: general X building help please.
To: Paul (NCC/CS). <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/23/2005 22:20:10
On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 05:03:09PM +1000, Paul (NCC/CS). wrote:
> Then I wanted to build the X window system.
> >From dir: /opt/stage/src
> I did :
> ./ -U -x -X ../xsrc build
> For the last 2 hrs it's been doing HEAPS.
> But the last thing it's doing is building X.

That's because X _is_ the last thing it builds.

> It looked like it was building tools at first and
> now maybe the whole distribution again!!!

Yes, that is exactly what it would be doing.   You need to add the
"-u" flag to to stop it cleaning out the old build and,
hence, save some time.  Note that the tools will get built
regardless.  Also note that using -u can cause difficulties sometimes
in cases where some dependencies are not caught so your build may be

Brett Lymn