The recommended way of getting the XFree86 4.3.0 source is to
get it directly from the XFree86 CVS repository. There are several
ways of doing that, and they are described at our CVS web page The CVS tag for this release is
xf-4_3_0", and the tag for the maintenance branch for this
release is "
Another method of getting the XFree86 4.3.0 source is to either download the 4.3.0 source tarballs from the XFree86 ftp site. The procedure for this is as follows:
X430src-7.tgz. These can be found at ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/source/ and similar locations on XFree86 mirror sites.
X430src-5.tgzcontains the fonts.
X430src-6.tgzcontains the documentation source.
X430src-7.tgzcontains the hardcopy documentation.
X430src-3.tgzcontains everything else. If you don't need the docs or fonts you can get by with only
gzip -d < X430src-1.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-2.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-3.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-4.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-5.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-6.tgz | tar vxf -
gzip -d < X430src-7.tgz | tar vxf -
Alternatively, if you already have a pristine copy of the XFree86 4.2.0 source, you can download patches from ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0/patches/ that will allow you to convert it to 4.3.0. Information about which patch files to download and how to apply them can be found in the "How to get XFree86" section of the README for this release.
All methods will produce one main source directory called