XFree86-4-Server marked NOT_FOR_ARCHS=ia64?
kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Nov 26 21:30:35 PST 2003
On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 09:25:05PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 08:28:00PM -0800, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > For some reason XFree86-4-Server is marked NOT_FOR_ARCHS=ia64, which
> > means it cannot be built for the disc 1 packages. What is supposed to
> > be going on here? Should XFree86 be depending on a different server
> > port for ia64, or is this port just broken on ia64 and in need of a
> > fix?
> I have the necessary patches to make it build. However, there are
> kernel issues that are non-trivial to fix. Those are mainly caused
> by the X server accessing the hardware directly. Our VM is not
> capable to provide memory mappings with specific attributes to
> allow processes to access memory mapped hardware. This is needed
> on ia64.
> Secondly, the X server needs syscons which is too i386 centric to
> be used on ia64 without porting it. The end result will invariably
> be something that's kludgy and awkward. Just like on alpha and
> sparc64. I'm looking at something else.
OK. I guess there wasn't a whole lot of point me getting things like
KDE packages built for ia64 then :)
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