Gentoo Archives: gentoo-osx

From: Nick Dimiduk <ndimiduk@g.o>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] xorg-x11
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 05:26:50
Message-Id: 434B4D12.50607@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-osx] xorg-x11 by Mike
Mike wrote:
> Hello list, I am a new developer for this project, transferring from > fink.
Welcome!
> First thing's first. I am not sure what the goal of this project > is, which goes directly to the first package I want to make. Is the > goal here like fink to bring OSS to Darwin/OSX?
That sounds like a good goal; I'll go with that! ;)
> I want to make xorg-x11 > available for mac-os or macos (whichever the keyword is) and with gcc3.3 > selected it compiles fine, into XDarwin, but this would overwrite > Apple's installed /usr/X11R6 and /etc/X11 for new entries. I have not > run into any conflicting packages yet so I am not sure, but is there a > way that this is possible.
If you don't want portage to look out for conflicts, disable the feature in /etc/make.conf.
> I just know what I read and I read that if a package tries to overwrite > something Apple installed then it will fail.
This is true if collision-protect is enabled.
> BTW I am using 10.4.2 and > Xcode 2.1 with gcc4 selected, so I will also have to read more into > making ebuilds to know if you can use a gcc selector for 3.3 because the > last timne I compiled XDarwin with 4.0 (yesterday) it didn't produce the > XDarwin.app , and startx didn't do anything.
I do not believe the gentoo gcc select is available on our platform yet. This may be tricky.
> Now in closing let me say that I am excited about doing what I can for > this project, I love gentoo linux, so this was only the next logical > step for me. Let me know how I can help
Glad to have you! Just watch the lists, {gentoo-osx,gentoo-alt}@gentoo.org and file bugs when things work (or don't) so that we know about them. And food. I'm fairly sure we all can use food whenever it's available. :D -Nick Dimiduk -- gentoo-osx@g.o mailing list