Updated on sourceware[Requires Cygwin 1.5.3+]: XFree86-bin-4.3.0-3, XFree86-prog-4.3.0-5, XFree86-xserv-4.3.0-10, and XFree86-[fsrv,nest,prt,vfb]-4.3.0-2

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Tue Sep 16 22:58:00 GMT 2003

The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:

*** XFree86-bin-4.3.0-3
*** XFree86-fsrv-4.3.0-2
*** XFree86-nest-4.3.0-2
*** XFree86-prog-4.3.0-5
*** XFree86-prt-4.3.0-2
*** XFree86-vfb-4.3.0-2
*** XFree86-xserv-4.3.0-10


1) General - Recompile all libraries and executables for Cygwin 1.5.3+.

2) cygwin.cf - Define HasExpat as YES.  This adds a dependency on 
Cygwin's expat lib, but it removes the distribution of an out of date 
version of expat that was included with the XFree86 source code. 
(Gerrit P. Haase, Harold L Hunt II, Alexander Gottwald)

3) cygwin.cf - Ditch "-DNO_ALLOCA" and replace with "-DINCLUDE_ALLOCA_H" 
for AllocateLocalDefines.  (Nicholas Wourms)

4) cygwin.cf - Ditch "-DUSE_XWCHAR_STRING -DUSE_XMBTOWC" and use 
XawI18nDefines.  (Nicholas Wourms)

Harold Hunt

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'XFree86-xserv' from the 'XFree86' category.  You may need to
click the "Full" button if it doesn't show up.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://archive.progeny.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is usually

In DK, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

Please  send questions or comments to the Cygwin/XFree86 mailing list at:
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