Xorg Applications

Introduction to Xorg Applications

The Xorg applications provide the expected applications available in previous X Window implementations.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

Xorg Applications Dependencies

Required

libpng-1.6.13, MesaLib-10.3.1, xbitmaps-1.1.1, and xcb-util-0.4.0

Optional

Linux-PAM-1.1.8

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/Xorg7Applications

Downloading Xorg Applications

First, create a list of files to be downloaded. This file will also be used to verify the integrity of the downloads when complete:

cat > app-7.7.md5 << "EOF"
96a648a332160a7482885800f7a506fa  bdftopcf-1.0.4.tar.bz2
2527344acc60741a709f4858564c5ae6  iceauth-1.0.6.tar.bz2
c4a3664e08e5a47c120ff9263ee2f20c  luit-1.1.1.tar.bz2
18c429148c96c2079edda922a2b67632  mkfontdir-1.0.7.tar.bz2
03de3f15db678e277f5ef9c013aca1ad  mkfontscale-1.1.1.tar.bz2
f548e389ff68424947b87785df6a321b  sessreg-1.0.8.tar.bz2
1001771344608e120e943a396317c33a  setxkbmap-1.3.0.tar.bz2
edce41bd7562dcdfb813e05dbeede8ac  smproxy-1.0.5.tar.bz2
5c3c7431a38775caaea6051312a49bc9  x11perf-1.5.4.tar.bz2
7d6003f32838d5b688e2c8a131083271  xauth-1.0.9.tar.bz2
0066f23f69ca3ef62dcaeb74a87fdc48  xbacklight-1.2.1.tar.bz2
5812be48cbbec1068e7b718eec801766  xcmsdb-1.0.4.tar.bz2
b58a87e6cd7145c70346adad551dba48  xcursorgen-1.0.6.tar.bz2
cacc0733f16e4f2a97a5c430fcc4420e  xdpyinfo-1.3.1.tar.bz2
3d3cad4d754e10e325438193433d59fd  xdriinfo-1.0.4.tar.bz2
5b0a0b6f589441d546da21739fa75634  xev-1.2.1.tar.bz2
c06067f572bc4a5298f324f27340da95  xgamma-1.0.5.tar.bz2
f1669af1fe0554e876f03319c678e79d  xhost-1.0.6.tar.bz2
305980ac78a6954e306a14d80a54c441  xinput-1.6.1.tar.bz2
a0fc1ac3fc4fe479ade09674347c5aa0  xkbcomp-1.2.4.tar.bz2
37ed71525c63a9acd42e7cde211dcc5b  xkbevd-1.1.3.tar.bz2
502b14843f610af977dffc6cbf2102d5  xkbutils-1.0.4.tar.bz2
0ae6bc2a8d3af68e9c76b1a6ca5f7a78  xkill-1.0.4.tar.bz2
9d0e16d116d1c89e6b668c1b2672eb57  xlsatoms-1.1.1.tar.bz2
9fbf6b174a5138a61738a42e707ad8f5  xlsclients-1.1.3.tar.bz2
2dd5ae46fa18abc9331bc26250a25005  xmessage-1.0.4.tar.bz2
5511da3361eea4eaa21427652c559e1c  xmodmap-1.0.8.tar.bz2
6101f04731ffd40803df80eca274ec4b  xpr-1.0.4.tar.bz2
fae3d2fda07684027a643ca783d595cc  xprop-1.2.2.tar.bz2
441fdb98d2abc6051108b7075d948fc7  xrandr-1.4.3.tar.bz2
b54c7e3e53b4f332d41ed435433fbda0  xrdb-1.1.0.tar.bz2
a896382bc53ef3e149eaf9b13bc81d42  xrefresh-1.0.5.tar.bz2
dcd227388b57487d543cab2fd7a602d7  xset-1.2.3.tar.bz2
7211b31ec70631829ebae9460999aa0b  xsetroot-1.1.1.tar.bz2
1fbd65e81323a8c0a4b5e24db0058405  xvinfo-1.1.2.tar.bz2
6b5d48464c5f366e91efd08b62b12d94  xwd-1.0.6.tar.bz2
b777bafb674555e48fd8437618270931  xwininfo-1.1.3.tar.bz2
3025b152b4f13fdffd0c46d0be587be6  xwud-1.0.4.tar.bz2
EOF

To download the needed files using wget, use the following commands:

mkdir app &&
cd app &&
grep -v '^#' ../app-7.7.md5 | awk '{print $2}' | wget -i- -c \
    -B http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/app/ &&
md5sum -c ../app-7.7.md5

Installation of Xorg Applications

[Note]

Note

When installing multiple packages in a script, the installation needs to be done as the root user. There are three general options that can be used to do this:

  1. Run the entire script as the root user (not recommended).

  2. Use the sudo command from the Sudo-1.8.11p1 package.

  3. Use su -c "command arguments" (quotes required) which will ask for the root password for every iteration of the loop.

One way to handle this situation is to create a short bash function that automatically selects the appropriate method. Once the command is set in the environment, it does not need to be set again.

as_root()
{
  if   [ $EUID = 0 ];        then $*
  elif [ -x /usr/bin/sudo ]; then sudo $*
  else                            su -c \\"$*\\"
  fi
}

export -f as_root

First, start a subshell that will exit on error:

bash -e

Install all of the packages by running the following commands:

for package in $(grep -v '^#' ../app-7.7.md5 | awk '{print $2}')
do
  packagedir=${package%.tar.bz2}
  tar -xf $package
  pushd $packagedir
  case $packagedir in
    luit-[0-9]* )
      line1="#ifdef _XOPEN_SOURCE"
      line2="#  undef _XOPEN_SOURCE"
      line3="#  define _XOPEN_SOURCE 600"
      line4="#endif"
 
      sed -i -e "s@#ifdef HAVE_CONFIG_H@$line1\n$line2\n$line3\n$line4\n\n&@" sys.c
      unset line1 line2 line3 line4
    ;;
  esac
  ./configure $XORG_CONFIG
  make
  as_root make install
  popd
  rm -rf $packagedir
done

Finally, exit the shell that was started earlier:

exit

Contents

Installed Programs: bdftopcf, iceauth, luit, mkfontdir, mkfontscale, sessreg, setxkbmap, smproxy, x11perf, x11perfcomp, xauth, xbacklight, xcmsdb, xcursorgen, xdpr, xdpyinfo, xdriinfo, xev, xgamma, xhost, xinput, xkbbell, xkbcomp, xkbevd, xkbvleds, xkbwatch, xkeystone, xkill, xlsatoms, xlsclients, xmessage, xmodmap, xpr, xprop, xrandr, xrdb, xrefresh, xset, xsetroot, xvinfo, xwd, xwininfo, and xwud
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

bdftopcf

converts an X font from Bitmap Distribution Format to Portable Compiled Format.

iceauth

is the ICE authority file utility.

luit

provides locale and ISO 2022 support for Unicode terminals.

mkfontdir

creates an index of X font files in a directory.

mkfontscale

creates an index of scalable font files for X.

sessreg

manages utmp/wtmp entries for non-init clients.

setxkbmap

sets the keyboard using the X Keyboard Extension.

smproxy

is the Session Manager Proxy.

x11perf

is an X11 server performance test program.

x11perfcomp

is an X11 server performance comparison program.

xauth

is the X authority file utility.

xbacklight

adjusts backlight brightness using RandR extension.

xcmsdb

is the Device Color Characterization utility for the X Color Management System.

xcursorgen

creates an X cursor file from a collection of PNG images.

xdpr

dumps an X window directly to a printer.

xdpyinfo

is a display information utility for X.

xdriinfo

queries configuration information of DRI drivers.

xev

prints contents of X events.

xgamma

alters a monitor's gamma correction through the X server.

xhost

is a server access control program for X.

xinput

is a utility to configure and test X input devices.

xkbbell

is an XKB utility program that raises a bell event.

xkbcomp

compiles an XKB keyboard description.

xkbevd

is the XKB event daemon.

xkbvleds

shows the XKB status of keyboard LEDs.

xkbwatch

monitors modifier keys and LEDs.

xkill

kills a client by its X resource.

xlsatoms

lists interned atoms defined on the server.

xlsclients

lists client applications running on a display.

xmessage

displays a message or query in a window.

xmodmap

is a utility for modifying keymaps and pointer button mappings in X.

xpr

prints an X window dump.

xprop

is a property displayer for X.

xrandr

is a primitive command line interface to RandR extension.

xrdb

is the X server resource database utility.

xrefresh

refreshes all or part of an X screen.

xset

is the user preference utility for X.

xsetroot

is the root window parameter setting utility for X.

xvinfo

prints out X-Video extension adaptor information.

xwd

dumps an image of an X window.

xwininfo

is a window information utility for X.

xwud

is an image displayer for X.

Last updated on 2014-09-11 22:53:52 +0000