Re: xmkmf can't find files

David A. Pettit (
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 21:40:32 -0500

If you are refering to X3323prog.tgz, I did download and install it and
still get core dumps.
In fact any time I type "make" I get a core dump, in any directory.  It
apparently gets as far as looking for the Makefile and then gets real
unhappy.  Seems like I've seen somewhere information on reading a core
file, but I can't remember where.  Any suggestions?



Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Aug 1998, David A. Pettit wrote:
> > I didn't document all the steps I took, but I know I installed the
> > latest updates for Xfree86 3.3.2 (X3323upd.tgz) in blind hope that that
> > would take care of the previous problem.  That may be the point at which
> > make started coring out on me.  Do you know of any problems with patch 3
> > of XF86 3.3.2?  I'll send this to the list in case someone else knows of
> > a problem.
> Yes.  You'll still have the problem if you re-install without p3.  I
> noticed this when I applied the patches through p3 as well; but even just
> installing the _required_ files for XFree86 3.3.2 will cause the problem.
> For whatever reason, some of your old libraries will be removed and not
> replaced. But the developers' stuff (I forget the filename -- this is
> mentioned in the latest AS FAQ, though) is listed as an "optional" file,
> so you probably won't have downloaded it; and so you'll get the problem.
> The solution is to download the developers' libraries, and install them
> along with the rest of X.
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