Subject: Re: Further tests on x11 7.2.0
To: Vincent <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/18/2006 07:55:57
On Sun, 17 Dec 2006, Vincent wrote:

> > xorg-server- is the latest version for Xorg 7.2 release 
> > candidate.
> It works fine on my machine too. There is, as far as I can remember, 
> because I didn't note it, a compiling error, due to the fact that 
> "u_long" type is not defined unless _NETBSD_SOURCE is defined too. That 
> happens while a C file includes unistd.h that prototypes some functions 
> with u_long, u_short, etc.

I reported this and was told this was a problem in NetBSD. I emailed 
current-users@ NetBSD twice to ask about it but received no feedback.

> Otherwise, I stepped to libX11 1.1.1 with underlying xcb 1.0. Works 
> okay, no problem or otherwise strange effects as far. Just a compiling 
> fault because of a AI_something flag somewhere in a getaddress variable; 
> that flag does not exist under NetBSD; needs only being removed in order 
> to fix the bug.

I never noticed that (at least don't remember).

> 1.2.99 cannot be compiled properly. A WSKbd and a PostEvent function 
> have been removed out of xf86Events.c to be glued into some external xkb 
> library, but I could not locate that library at this time. Since the 
> source code is older than, I guess this is pendung work while 
> the 7.2 is in the final release process.

I also had problems with that which I will file a bug about.

Thanks again