ports/73309: [PATCH] Fixing missing dependency which prevents xorg-vfbserver from running

Eric Anholt anholt at FreeBSD.org
Thu Dec 30 11:32:25 PST 2004

On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 16:00 +0000, Jens Rehsack wrote:
> Eric Anholt wrote:
> > Synopsis: [PATCH] Fixing missing dependency which prevents xorg-vfbserver from running
> > 
> > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> > State-Changed-By: anholt
> > State-Changed-When: Wed Dec 29 22:08:33 GMT 2004
> > State-Changed-Why: 
> > Conclusion: If you want to use an X Server, you must ensure that you have
> > sufficient fonts, which in the X.Org case means the xorg-miscbitmaps port or a
> > fontserver available which provides that.
> > 
> > http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=73309
> The Virtual X-Server requires the fonts to run, noone else.
> So the patch does exactly what you want: it ensures the the
> sufficient fonts are available.

No, actually all X Servers require miscbitmaps to get the font which has
the cursors.  Either that or they require a working fontserver, and that
option of working fontserver, common in thin client systems, is why I
won't add a miscbitmaps dependency to servers.

I would definitely accept a patch to make the error message when you
lack the font more useful.

Eric Anholt                                eta at lclark.edu          
http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/         anholt at FreeBSD.org

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