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Bug 103431 - RFE: Add a use_static_server option macro to XFree86.spec
Summary: RFE: Add a use_static_server option macro to XFree86.spec
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-30 06:07 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-06 05:55:55 UTC

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Description Mike A. Harris 2003-08-30 06:07:04 UTC
Personal reminder tracker for RFE from John:

Date: 29 Aug 2003 14:42:27 -0400
From: John Dennis <>
To: Mike Harris <>
Subject: Loadable server toggle in spec file

Hi Mike:

I often take advantage of the DebuggableBuild flag in the spec file but
since gdb doesn't work the loadable server I usually resort to disabling
the loadable server. But this requires manually editing either the spec
file of host.def to add:

#define DoLoadableServer NO

Do you think you could add a toggle to the spec file like
DebuggableBuild that would add that line to the host.def? Maybe call it

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2005-10-06 05:55:55 UTC
Modular X.Org uses dlopen() for module loading, so can be debugged by
gdb.  Additionally, it appears to be debuginfo compatible.

The X server also can print it's own backtrace when it crashes now too.

That pretty much makes building static servers an obsolete thing in the
modular tree.

Closing bug "WONTFIX", as it doesn't make sense to do this now.

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