[arch-dev-public] xorg-server expertise

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon Mar 8 00:28:59 CET 2010

On Sun, 2010-03-07 at 18:27 -0500, Paul Mattal wrote:
> I'm trying to build xorg-server from git, in order to bisect some bad 
> behavior.
> It appears the tarball releases and what's in git aren't the same, 
> though. Right out of the gate, I get:
> configure.ac:42: error: must install xorg-macros 1.2 or later before 
> running autoconf/autogen
> configure.ac:42: the top level
> autom4te: /usr/bin/m4 failed with exit status: 1
> ==> ERROR: Build Failed.
>      Aborting...
> Is there any straightforward way to easily build packages from 
> bisect-identified revisions so that I can properly test?
> - P

You will need xorg-util-macros installed to build from git. The tarballs
contain pregenerated configure and Makefile.in files, so you don't need
xorg-util-macros in that case.

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