Subject: Re: kdebase2 and xfree86 v4.0.2 build problem
To: Nick Hudson <>
From: Chris Gilbert <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/18/2001 11:09:57
On Sunday 18 March 2001 10:05 am, Nick Hudson wrote:
> Chris Gilbert wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > While trying to build kdebase2 i've been having problems to do with the
> > greeter directory.
> >
> > Now I think the key is that I'm running xfree86 v4.0.2
> >
> > configure outputs:
> > checking whether to build a shared greeter for xdm... no
> I think the easiest way round this (for the moment) is to add
> 	CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--enable-greet-lib
> to the kdebase2/Makefile
> Its libtool enabled which means that it will fake dlopening of the
> greeterlib on systems that it thinks can't deal with a shared greeter
> lib. In fact its a static binary on my system.
> I think you're probably right that this isn't the best solution though.
> I have a look...

I actually fixed it by rebuilding x with the following patch:
Index: xfree/xc/config/cf/
RCS file: /usr/src/local.cvs/xsrc/xfree/xc/config/cf/,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -p -r1.1.1.2
--- xfree/xc/config/cf/        2001/03/16 21:06:26
+++ xfree/xc/config/cf/        2001/03/17 09:35:05
@@ -517,5 +517,6 @@ sed 's/\.[0-9]*$$//'`
 #ifndef SharedLibXdmGreet
-#define SharedLibXdmGreet NO
+/* Build the shared XDM greeter if platform supports shared libs */
+#define SharedLibXdmGreet HasSharedLibraries

Which seems a fairly sane thing.  Unless there's major security issues beind 
using a shared version of greet?  I note that it seems to be assumed to be 
turned on for linux if it's not defined which is probably why the configure 
script thinks undefined == on.

Other than that minor problem kde seems to be building ok :)