We, The XFree86 Project, provide XFree86 4.0.1 binaries for a range of operating systems at our ftp site. Often during releases, our ftp site is heavily loaded. Instead of downloading directly from us we recommend that instead you use one of our mirror sites. Another advantage of using our mirror sites is that some of them support http access (ours does not).
Our binaries are organized by sub-directories which correspond to each
of the OS/platforms for which we provide binaries. First go to the
sub-directory that represents your OS Platform. In some cases (e.g.,
Linux) there may be a number of choices depending on the architecture
or libc version your platform uses. In all case we recommend that you
first download the
Xinstall.sh script, and run it as in the
following example to find out which binary distribution you should
sh Xinstall.sh -check
The output of this utility tells you which is the correct set of binaries for you to download. If you are careful with this step you will save yourself a lot time and trouble from NOT downloading an incompatible distribution.
NOTE: the Xinstall.sh script must be downloaded in binary mode,
otherwise it won't run correctly. If you get lots of "command not found"
messages when you try to run it, then it is most likely because the
script wasn't downloaded in binary mode. Some web browsers won't do
this for files of that name, so we also have a copy of it called
Xinstall.bin", and most browsers should download that correctly.
When downloading it under this name, select "save as" on your browser,
and save the file under the name "
Once you're run the
Xinstall.sh script and found which binary
distribution is suitable for your system, download the necessary files.
The twelve (12) mandatory files for all installations are listed below.
If you have not downloaded all of the files, the installer script will
1. Xinstall.sh The installer script 2. extract The utility for extracting tarballs 3. Xbin.tgz X clients/utilities and run-time libraries 4. Xlib.tgz Some data files required at run-time 5. Xman.tgz Manual pages 6. Xdoc.tgz XFree86 documentation 7. Xfnts.tgz Base set of fonts 8. Xfenc.tgz Base set of font encoding data 9. Xetc.tgz Run-time configuration files 10. Xvar.tgz Run-time data 11. Xxserv.tgz XFree86 X server 12. Xmod.tgz XFree86 X server modules
extractutility correctly. If you encounter this problem, download the version called
extract.exeinstead. This should fix the problem. (This is not a DOS/Windows executable.)
Xvar.tgztarball. If it is present in the
binariessub-directory for your platform, then it is required.
The following thirteen (13) tarballs are optional. You should download the ones you want to install.
1. Xfsrv.tgz Font server 2. Xnest.tgz Nested X server 3. Xprog.tgz X header files, config files and compile-time libs 4. Xprt.tgz X Print server 5. Xvfb.tgz Virtual framebuffer X server 6. Xf100.tgz 100dpi fonts 7. Xfcyr.tgz Cyrillic fonts 8. Xflat2.tgz Latin-2 fonts 9. Xfnon.tgz Some large bitmap fonts 10. Xfscl.tgz Scalable fonts (Speedo and Type1) 11. Xhtml.tgz HTML version of the documentation 12. Xps.tgz PostScript version of the documentation 13. Xjdoc.tgz Documentation in Japanese
If you miss some and want to install them later, go to the Manual Installation section.