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Date:      Thu, 4 Jan 1996 17:59:41 -0500
From:      Brian Clapper <>
To: (Scott Northcutt)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: X and xterm questions
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <4974115@toto.iv>

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>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Northcutt <> writes:

Scott> Greetings, This is perhaps the wrong forum for these queries, but,
Scott> if nothing else, it'll be a good jumping off point.  Here goes...
Scott> 1) I recently ftp'd the xv-3.10a .tgz file, decompressed it, and
Scott> type make.  it cruised along fine for a while and then died while
Scott> trying to find /X11/Xlib.h and a few other similar header-type
Scott> files.  My question is, how do I acquire those needed files?  My
Scott> /usr/X11R6 directory has bin, man, lib, and include directories in
Scott> it.  Am I missing a source directory or something?

If you're connected to the Internet, use the ported version of xv-3.10a
that's in the Ports collection.  Here's how:

1. Point your favorite web browser at

2. Scroll down until you find `xv'.

3. Select `download'.  You're downloading a `make' infrastructure and
   a set of patches, basically.

4. Unpack the tar file you downloaded.

5. `cd' into the top level `xv' directory (probably
    `pub/FreeBSD/FreeBSD-current/ports/graphics/xv-3.10a' or something

6. Type `make'.  The `make' logic will automaticall ftp the source for xv
   to your machine, apply a series of FreeBSD patches to it, then build it.
   It uses `ncftp' to pull down the source; if you're behind a firewall
   (like I am), you'll have to find the `ncftp' sources and rebuild them to
   tunnel through your firewall.  (We use SOCKS, so the rebuild was easy
   for me.)

If that won't work for you, send me mail.  I have a patch that'll fix your
problems, but it's on my machine at home, which isn't accessible to me from
work.  (I patched `xv' before I found out about the ports collection.)
Brian Clapper,,
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
        -- Andy Finkel, computer guy

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