How do you require Xorg?
terry at sucked-in.com
Wed Mar 19 07:53:47 UTC 2008
Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:25 AM +1100 Terry Sposato
> <terry at sucked-in.com> wrote:
>> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>>> I'm working on porting the open-vm-tools, and the software builds, makes
>>> and installs fine, but it obviously won't work without Xorg being
>>> installed. How do you ensure that the port doesn't get installed unless
>>> Xorg is installed? Will USE_XORG= yes do the trick?
>> I don't think it is a good idea to use this Knob as the open-vm-tools may
>> be useful for machines which don't have Xorg installed as well. For
>> example if vmotion etc. works with this set of tools then it will
>> definitely be handy for FreeBSD VM's which do not use Xorg.
> OK. Here's where I'm at. I've got a basic port started. I created an
> option for no X. The default is no, so the port would build with X as
> the default build. There's some problems with the kernel modules, and I
> would need help from a programmer to figure those problems out. Really,
> someone needs to work with the open-vm-tools developers to update their
> kernel modules to work both with previous versions of FreeBSD (which
> they claim they already work with) and with version 7.0. (So, some
> ifdefs would be needed.)
> Is there enough demand for the userland tools that I should go ahead and
> submit the port without the kernel modules working? I could create an
> option for them and mark it as not working right now. (Obviously they
> would need to be an option working or not.)
> Should I make no X the default install?
> Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
> Adjunct Information Security Officer
> The University of Texas at Dallas
Awesome work with all of this, if you can put a tarball of the existing
port you have done so I can test with it that would be great. I can do
some testing against ESX Server to see what effects it has on Vmotion
and HA and the like and report back.
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