[Comm-en] Compiling from source - X headers

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Thu May 27 10:58:13 MSD 2004

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 10:41:30AM +0400, Richard Hainsworth wrote:
> Tried to find this package using Synaptic, XFree86-devel is not
> listed as a package.

Yes, "contrib" repo should be plugged in.

It's either duplicating (uncommented) entry for
"Compact/2.3 ALTLinux main" substituting "main" with "contrib"
and then pushing "Update" button in Synaptic, or doing this in an

echo "rpm [alt] ftp://ftp.altlinux.com/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Compact/2.3 ALTLinux contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get install XFree86-devel

as root ("su -" will yield that given user's shell and root's

It's really an oversight "contrib" wasn't included at least as
commented-out line into default sources.list.

If I'm missing the point and it's not Compact 2.3, then clarify
/etc/altlinux-release contents :-)

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
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