Building X11

Felix Friedlander felixphew0 at
Thu Sep 15 06:29:51 UTC 2016

> On 15 Sep. 2016, at 12:23, Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee at> wrote:
> I'm can't tell if you thought downloading the source and building
>     it manually would somehow make the build dependencies disappear, so
>     I'll just assume you had something else in mind that I'm not
>     seeing/overlooked.

I have done this before, and you can lose some build-time dependencies: you can nerf the entire clang/llvm dependancy (one of the largest) by disabling Gallium, and disabling documentation allows you to lose a whole swathe of unneeded garbage.

I didn’t mind having Python installed because I use it semi-frequently anyway, and even if I didn’t, it’s one package - not even a very large one in terms of file size or build time.

For reference’s sake, I used the X11 modular build scripts, and the process was mostly very smooth.

Felix Friedlander <felixphew0 at>

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