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i am having trouble finding the dependancies on the web for X i have Xorg 6.7 and i want to upgrade to 6.8 the only thing is i know it ...
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    Installing X 6.8


    i am having trouble finding the dependancies on the web for X i have Xorg 6.7 and i want to upgrade to 6.8 the only thing is i know it needs more that just that package but what exactly. Xorg needs to get thier web site more organized. thier help documents say nothing about the dependancies that i could find.
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    well try compiling, and see what happens.

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    i downloaded the tgz file and i am planning on upgrading using the package manager. i have looked on google and aside from not knowing german and spanish i can really find any useful upgrade information from a package level. i installed the package earlier and when i went to run x it gave an error about glib i think or something to that fact.
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    reinstall glibc then.

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    doesnt anyone have a list of what is need BEFORE i upgrade to xorg 6.8. if i keep installing pieces trying again then install another piece. itll take all day just to install what should be simple.
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    http://wiki.x.org/X11R6.8.0/doc/BUILD.html

    That is the official documentation. You could use the Slackware-current buildscripts if you want to. I'm not aware of a hoge list of dependencies for X. Most of the things are included with the source.
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    I thought the Slackware package system had dep tracking?
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    The official pkgtools packagemanager does not check dependencies. There are third party tools for Slackware that do.

    But I think I misread your problem. Did you download the source or a not official package ? If you have a not official package then the maker/maintainer of that package is the one who can provide you with it's dependencies. There is not an official X.org 6.8.0 package for Slackware.
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    i downloaded the 6.8 package from slackwares mirrors directly.
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    That's probably the 6.8.1 package for Slackware 10.1 beta1 also known as Slackware-current. It is the package for that specific version of Slackware, it could or could not work on older versions.

    The normal X package does not require special libraries as far as I know. It does require some basic stuff you'll already may have because they are basic system requirements (like glibc, zlib). However a desktop environment which runs on X (Gnome/KDE/XFCE/...) will require more.
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