X and Fluxbox :: How to build X on DSL ?


I guess Iam asking for too much :-)

Iam trying to build "libXcursor" on DSL4 (with kernel 2.4.35 which i built)

# tar xvf libXcursor-1.1.9.tar
# cd libXcursor-1.1.9
# ./configure
checking for XCURSOR... configure: error: Package requirements (xrender >= 0.8.2 xfixes x11 fixesproto) were not met.

Can anyone advice me how easy/hard it is to build the following :

- xrender
- xfixes
- x11
- fixesproto

I believe building X11 would be the hardest one.

Any suggestions where I should start,in building "libXcursor" successfully ?

thanks in advance.
Swami Blogananda

Are all the xfree/xorg extensions insufficient for what you want?
From what I remember when compiling xorg72, x11 was dependent on +/-20-30 source packages and about the only way to know which ones was to start with x11 and work backwards...
I recommend following the advice in BLFS. It is for X.org 7.2, so if you happen to want that version, using their well-thought ordered-by-dependencies wget lists will make your life easier.

In case you ask why 7.2, the reason is that 7.3 was a rushed low quality release, in which even all drivers didn't build and people had various problems that could've been spotted before release.

Nice link - would be that I'd seen that before embarking on the xorg72 odessy...
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