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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
Does OS X Lion also use NetBSD-style native X that requires x11-links?
Is there any way to keep two versions of graphics/cairo, one for native X
and the other for modular Xorg? Maybe there could be instructions in the
Makefile telling it to avoid the new version if XORG_TYPE is native as opposed
to modular? Or is that too complicated and error-prone?
Pkgsrc users on non-NetBSD OSes might not like being held back on
graphics/cairo because of something awry with x11-links.
Is x11-links repairable?
Many users of NetBSD 5.x may be deep into native X with many packages built
based on native X. netbsd-6 and HEAD still haven't been released.
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