SUMMARY: Compiling X11R5 on Solaris 2.0

From: Robert Ruge (robert%aragorn@deakin.OZ.AU)
Date: Sun Dec 13 1992 - 04:27:12 CST

Here is the summary for the following question I put to you:

> I am having a hard time installing X11R5 on a Solaris 2.0 system.
> I am able to get everything to compile OK, but all of the applications
> just come up with "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" which dbx shows
> to be in libX11:
> strncmp(0xef64bad0, 0x0, 0x4, 0x1b81e2a8, 0x4e, 0x1b839828) at 0xef4d3508
> _XsCallLocalServer(0xef65e2cc, 0x0, 0xef65e2d4, 0x4b0, 0x4bc, 0x0) at 0xef62336c
> _XMakeStreamsConnection(0x24c68, 0x0, 0x5, 0xeffff2ec, 0xeffff3f4,
> 0xeffff3f0) at 0xef623d48
> _XConnectDisplay(0xef623c60, 0x24c88, 0x24c78, 0xffffffff, 0x24c68,
> 0xeffff881) at 0xef6016fc
> XOpenDisplay(0xeffff879, 0x0, 0x210f8, 0xeffff744, 0xef61b554,
> 0xef61b54c) at 0xef60e400
> XtOpenDisplay(0x25048, 0x0, 0xeffff5c8, 0x20fbc, 0x20ccc, 0x4) at 0xef6c474c
> _XtAppInit(0xeffff66c, 0x20fbc, 0x20ccc, 0x4, 0xeffff724, 0xeffff6c8)
at 0xef6c492c
> XtAppInitialize(0xeffff6dc, 0x20fbc, 0x20ccc, 0x4, 0xeffff724, 0x1) at 0xef6cb784
> main(0x1, 0xeffff744, 0xeffff74c, 0x21000, 0x0, 0x0) at 0x10a68
> Has anyone come across this problem before and if so how have you
> fixed it?

Basically it appears to be a problem that SUN is aware of and is producing a
patch for. Also, a special group within SUN has done a port of X11R5 and is
providing a binary distribution on which I have ftp'd and appears
to be working OK. Thanks to the following people who answered my query.

From: Mike Raffety <>
There's a lengthy article in the OPCOM newsletter (Sun's Operation
Commitment, their customer Solaris 2.x support group) about just
exactly this. There's a lot more to it than just compiling! If no
one else can help you out, ask your Sun salesperson to put you in touch
with OPCOM, or I could send you a copy of the newsletter, maybe.

  this is a known problem that Sun has a bug fix for. It is not yet available
on any server at this time. I heard it should be out some time this week.
I will post to the net when I get the number unless someone beats me to it.
From: Adrian Booth <>
While I don't have any idea how to go about compiling X11R5 under Solaris 2.0
(which won't be very simple), you can FTP a binary copy from
in the directory /pub/x11r5, or in /pub/tars/x11r5.tar.Z.

Robert Ruge
Department of Computing & Mathematics
Deakin University
Victoria, 3217
INTERNET: robert@Deakin.Edu.Au
PHONE: +61 52 271319
FAX: +61 52 272028

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