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6. How to get XFree86 4.8.0

XFree86 4.8.0 can be found at the XFree86 ftp server. Information about obtaining and installing binary distributions of this release can be found in the Installation Document. Information about obtaining the release in source form is given below.

The source for version 4.8.0 is split into seven tarballs:


The first three contain everything except the fonts and general X11 documentation. Those three are sufficient for building XFree86 if you already have a set of fonts. The fourth and fifth contain the fonts. The sixth contains the source for the general X11 documentation. The seventh contains the general X11 documentation in hardcopy format.

A source patch relative to version 4.7.0 is also available. Because of its size, it is split into four parts. The patch files are:


There is also a tarball and a cleanup script that handle files that have components that can't be included in a diff. These are:


These patches should be applied to a clean 4.7.0 source tree, working from the directory containing the xc/ directory. The patches should be applied by running:

gzip -d < XFree86-4.7.0-4.8.0.diff1.gz | patch -p0 -E
gzip -d < XFree86-4.7.0-4.8.0.diff2.gz | patch -p0 -E
gzip -d < XFree86-4.7.0-4.8.0.diff3.gz | patch -p0 -E
gzip -d < XFree86-4.7.0-4.8.0.diff4.gz | patch -p0 -E
gzip -d < XFree86-4.7.0-4.8.0-diff0.tgz | tar vxf -

To format the XFree86 documentation use the latest version of our doctools package available from the XFree86 CVS repository's "doctools" module, and from our ftp site.

The XFree86 source code for this and all releases/snapshots as well as development versions can also be accessed via the XFree86 CVS repository. Information about accessing this can be found at the CVS page on our web site. It's also possible to browse the XFree86 CVS repository at our CVSWeb server. The CVS tag for this version is "xf-4_8_0". The CVS tag for the stable branch for this release is "xf-4_8-branch". To check out the latest development version, don't specify any tag.

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