XFree86 4.2.1 is an update release. The most recent full release (4.2.0) needs to be installed before installing this update. Information about downloading and installing 4.2.0 can be found in the installation document for that version, which can be found on the XFree86 web site.
We provide XFree86 4.2.1 update binaries for a range of operating systems at our ftp site and our web site. Often during releases our site is heavily loaded. Instead of downloading directly from us we recommend that instead you use one of our mirror sites.
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.
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
update distribution is suitable for your system,
download the necessary files. The four (4) mandatory files for all installations are listed
below. If you have not downloaded all of the files, the installer script
1. Xinstall.sh The installer script 2. extract The utility for extracting tarballs 3. Xupdate.tgz Updated files except X server drivers 4. Xdrivers.tgz Updated X server drivers
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.)