Problems installing Xaw3d?
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Nov 1 01:05:18 PST 2005
On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 07:22:31PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Tuesday, 1 November 2005 at 19:14:39 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > On Tuesday, 1 November 2005 at 3:26:11 -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >> On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 06:00:27PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >>> I've just tried several times to install emacs on a freshly installed
> >>> 7.0 box (Dell Inspiron 6000 FWIW). The Emacs installation fails
> >>> consistently with the following messages:
> >>> ...
> >> Looks like you're using XFree86 (not the default), but don't have
> >> X_WINDOW_SYSTEM set appropriately (see /usr/ports/UPDATING).
> > No. Everything's the default.
> To clarify: this is a fresh install.
> Of course, I missed the obvious question: why should this make any
> difference? I glanced through /usr/ports/UPDATING, but nothing
> reached out and grabbed me. I don't suppose you really expect
> everybody to read an entire 45+ pages of docco to understand why their
> view of the world varies from that of the ports collection.
> Linux distributions install all this stuff by default. If we don't,
> why should we expect anybody to care about trying?
It works by default. Something is wrong on your system and your
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