[buug] Trying to help FreeBSD and WAcom drivers, need help!

Patrick Soltani psoltani at ultradns.com
Wed Jul 23 17:26:34 PDT 2003


In FreeBSD, when you install something from the ports, you can find the downloaded files at /usr/ports/distfiles
If you just need some header files, then untar/unzip the file and take what you need.

If you installed from the ports, depending on how you issued the arguments to "make" you'd get different results.

When you are in the port directory for the software you want to install, e.g., /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4, just type "make all", this in effect will create a directory called "work", e.g /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4/work, in which all the header files, obj files, etc are kept.

I hope this helps.

Patrick Soltani.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Erick Smith [mailto:desertfox at cableaz.com]
>Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 10:56 AM
>To: buug at weak.org
>Subject: [buug] Trying to help FreeBSD and WAcom drivers, need help!
>OK, I've been asked to help provide some header files to the 
>Wacom driver 
>project for Linux.
>I'm running FreeBSD, and they want some header files from the 
>XF86 build 
>Here's the specific request:
>As a first step, you will need to get the XF86 source code that goes 
>with FreeBSD.  I'm not familar with FreeBSD as a distribution, so if 
>that means getting it directly from XFree and building, then 
>that's the 
>route to take.  In the Linux world, vendors make minor changes to the 
>package so it's preferable to get the package from them directly.  If 
>FreeBSD offers the source code as part of the distribution, that's the 
>one you want.
>The next step is to build XFree86, pretty much in its interity.  In 
>actuality, you can stop the build when the directory containing 
>xf86Wacom.c has finished building.  On my system that would be:
>$ find . -name "xf86Wacom.c"
>$ cd long_path_name
>$ ls *.o
>OK, now I've only built XF86 as part of the ports tree, and 
>even though I've 
>done this, it doesn't seem to retain the wacom_drv.o file.
>Could anyone help me with this?  It seems simple enough, I 
>just don't know 
>what to do!
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>Buug at weak.org

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