Subject: Re: Solaris: native Xrender not recognized
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Dan McMahill <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/15/2005 17:14:35
On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 07:18:01PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> leaving aside that pkgsrc/mk/buildlink3/imake-check has on Solaris, there 
> are problems recognizing the builtin Xrender. There is a Xrender.h 
> present, but the problem's deeper, as not even the OpenWindows Version is 
> recorded properly in BUILTIN_X11_VERSION.native - this also happens for 
> Irix and OSF/1. The patch to is a cludge which the variable to 
> _something_. It's not ready for primetime.
> With BUILTIN_X11_VERSION.native set, pkgsrc/x11/Xrender/ then 
> doesn't know how to determine if Xrender is present on the named 
> OpenWindows version, as no corresponding 
> _BLTN_XRENDER_${_version_}.openwin variable is set. Again this is also the 
> case for other systems like Irix etc. The second patch below does 
> _something_ here again, but it's also more an indicator where to fill in 
> real data, and not ready for use too.
> I don't know how to determine the OpenWindows Version here, else I could 
> at least tell one version that has Xrender - fwiw, I'm running Solaris 
> 9/x86 here, somewhat patched.

to make matters worse, the RENDER extension shipped with some versions
of solaris, solaris-9 on sparc for example, are buggy and can't be used.
I had to comment out the section which loads the RENDER extension in
/usr/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig to get any fonts to display.