Before building the distribution, read through your OS-specific
README file in
xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/doc. After that go to your build
directory which will either be the
xc directory or the shadow
tree which was create previously, and run "
It is also advisable to that you redirect standard output stdout
and standard error output stderr to
World.Log, so that
you can track down problems that might occur during the build.
With Bourne-like shells (examples include the Bash, the Korn, and
zsh shells) use the following command:
for C-shell variants (
make World > World.log 2>&1
tcsh, etc), use:
make World >& World.log
You can then follow the progress of the build by running:
in a terminal window.
tail -f World.log
When the build is finished, you should check the
World.Log file to
see if there were any problems. If there were not, then install the binaries.
By default "make World" stops when the first error is found. To restart that
same build process after correcting the various problems, run just 'make'.
If Imakefiles or part of the build configuration were changed as part of correcting the problem, then either re-run "make World", or run "make Everything".
If instead, you want "make World" to continue past errors, then instead execute it as follows:
for Bourne-like shells:
for C-shell variants:
make WORLDOPTS=-k World > World.log 2>&1
make WORLDOPTS=-k World >& World.log
For installation, run "
make install" and "
and ensure that there is enough space in the
If instead you want to install XFree86 on a filesystem other than
/usr, make a symbolic link to
/usr/X11R6 before running the