On Tuesday 05 February 2002 15:45, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> I gave up on my X package, and downloaded source files for X-4.2.0. So much
> is broken in my own X. I had suffered with rpms, and seen too many suffer
> with precompiled binaries to do anything but a source build.
>> <make World >& world.log> craps out thusly after 5 seconds:
>> then I read (INSTALL_X.org, section 3.6.2) GNU that:
> Use of the GNU BinUtils assembler, as, and linker, ld, is not supported
> -- period! If you have them installed on your system you must rename or
> remove them for the duration of the R6.6 build. (You can restore them
>> What the (expletive deleted) DO I use?
Hmm.. AFAIK, INSTALL_X.org is hangover that's only fully relevant to the X
Consortium X reference implementation release, not to the XFree tree which
is a heavily modified fork. I'd say the warning is an old one against
using the GNU tools on proprietary unix variants, given that
there's nothing much other the GNU tools on linux - it was apparently
very difficult for some X Consortium / Closed^WOpen Group members to
gracefully acknowledge the existence of XFree, GNU and linux for a long time,
it's only recently that XFree was given X Consortium "honorary member" status
or some such nonsense. The same warning's in the XFree 4.1 source tree,
and I've compiled just fine from that in the past on linux. :-)
Anyway, your build problem doesn't look to be happening in as or ld, though
what is causing it, I don't know.
There are already errata and patches for 4.2 - see
Though none of them seem to address your problem.
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