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Re: [HEADS UP] cairo downgraded

On Tue, Oct 09, 2012 at 04:51:40AM -0400, Thomas Mueller wrote:
 > >  > I've updated cairo to 1.12.4 yesterday, but it causes problems on OS X
 > >  > Lion and NetBSD (too old Xserver, I guess), so I had to revert it.
 > > FTR, it also doesn't build on netbsd-5; the SHM stuff needs to be
 > > disabled.
 > > This is not because netbsd-5's native X doesn't have the SHM
 > > extension, which is one of the older X extensions around; it's because
 > > x11-links is broken.
 > Use modular (pkgsrc) Xorg instead of native?  That would get around the
 > problem of x11-links, which was a never-ending source of problems building
 > packages from pkgsrc.  Then maybe current version of graphics/cairo would
 > work right?

It might, but taking that route officially would amount to abandoning
support for native X on netbsd-5, which is not something I think we're
ready to do.

David A. Holland

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