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Re: switching netbsd-5 to modular xorg, again, this time really
David Holland wrote:
>On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 11:31:23AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> We've talked about this multiple times. Bulk builds on 2014Q2 are
>> showing massive failures on netbsd-5. The underlying issue is that
>> netbsd-5 base system xsrc is really old, and enough things need newer
>> that we are increasingly having to work hard to get new enough for them
>> and coexist with old. At this point I think it's a losing battle, and
>> there's no good reason to try. Using modular xorg works quite well, and
>> I've been building on netbsd-5 with it for quite a long time.
Which video card families have been tested with modular xorg on
Would it be possible to switch to using userspace of modular xorg but
keep using the server from base ?
>The other option is to update X in -5... I've thought for some time it
>would be good to do this, despite the compat costs.
>(Is there anything major that precludes just syncing it with head? I
>would expect perhaps a few build problems, but that sort of thing
>should be easily sortable.)
I think it would need to sync with a point older than head, the
version of the intel video driver in -current (and pkgsrc) needs
KMS and building an older version looks as if it needs an older
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