[blfs-support] Xorg required dep when following links in BLFS

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 09:23:12 PST 2013

Merell L. Matlock, Jr. wrote:
> On 12/23/2013 05:27 PM, William Harrington wrote:
>> On Dec 23, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> Judging from LFS, many people skip things like the preface.  I don't
>>> know how many times users have run into problems because they didn't
>>> read the preface and run the host requirements script.
> I would like to think that those who actually completed and booted into
> their LFS system did (and still do) RTFM.

But experience on -support does not back that up.

>> I also do note that in LFS, in places where the LFS variable needs to
>> be set, it is checked a few times in a note.
>> Although, I think it'd be a pain to add that to each xorg page.
>> NOTE: Make sure XORG_PREFIX and XORG_CONFIG is set. If it isn't please
>> go to this page and set it before continuing.

> Although I did not encounter this issue, I understand completely where
> you are coming from, William.  One of the first things I did was add a
> little hack to my boot to give me 11 terminals, and messages sent to
> tty12.  That said, I've had up to 8 terms going following dependencies
> (and a lot of duckduckgo/google).
> Judging from my own experience (1st time LFS/BLFS'er (and list poster)),
> there are a lot of pitfalls along the journey (I'm probably lucky to
> still have any hair left!).  My preference to solve this problem would
> be to add these variables in the sample /etc/profile file given in BLFS
> chapter 3.

/etc/profile.d is the proper place.  The Intro to Xorg creates 
/etc/profile.d/xorg.sh.  If that's used, it should take care of all the 
Xorg issues.

   -- Bruce

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