Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103431
RFE: Add a use_static_server option macro to XFree86.spec
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:16 EDT
Personal reminder tracker for RFE from John:
Date: 29 Aug 2003 14:42:27 -0400
From: John Dennis <email@example.com>
To: Mike Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Loadable server toggle in spec file
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
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
Closing bug "WONTFIX", as it doesn't make sense to do this now.