Subject: Re: Problems building X11R6 server. (fwd)
To: None <>
From: Andy Doran <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/18/1999 14:38:10

 * XXX The DynamicModuleTarget macro in xf86.rules does NOT work properly
 * XXX on ELF systems.  This macro should be moved into bsdLib.rules, since
 * XXX it depends on how shlibs are built on that platform.
 * XXX
 * XXX The following overrides DynamicModuleTarget so it should work on
 * XXX ELF and a.out.

The fix below that is only enabled for i386, arm32, and amiga. I've added
the following lines inside MipsArchitecture block (and committed):

#define PexDynamicModule	NO
#define XieDynamicModule	NO

These should fix it if you 'make clean' in XIE and 'make Makefiles; make
Xpmax' in the top-level Xserver directory. The modules should be linked
into the server, not built as .so's.

Yes, everybody hates Imakefiles I think. Although I hate autoconf/automake
more 8).


On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> Andy,
> When trying to build the X11R6 server, I get the following error:
> 	mona:xc/programs/Xserver 288# make -k Xpmax
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/include...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/dix...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/os...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/mi...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/Xprint...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/Xprint/pcl...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/Xprint/ps...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/Xext...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/xkb...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/XIE...
> 	"Makefile", line 602: Missing dependency operator
> 	Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
> 	*** Error code 1 (continuing)
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/lbx...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/dbe...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/record...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/mfb...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/cfb...
> 	making all in programs/Xserver/hw/netbsd/pmax...
> 	`Xpmax' not remade because of errors.
> 	mona:xc/programs/Xserver 289# sed -n '600,604p' XIE/Makefile
> 	clean::
> 		$(RM)
> 	InstallDynamicModule(,$(MODULEDIR))
> 	$(SUBDIRS):     .EXEC
> Cut-n-pasting the InstallDynamicModule #define from xf86.rules didn't
> help - "make includes" then fails on Xserver/os when it can't find
> ../lib/xtrans/transport.c.  Here's where I again say I really really
> don't like Imakefiles and plead for help :-)
> Simon.