This document contains information about installing XFree86 4.0 binary distributions as provided by The XFree86 Project. The installation procedures for binary distributions provided by others may be different.
The XFree86 binary distributions that we provide for UNIX-like OSs are
packaged in the platform-independent gzipped tar format (referred to as
"tarballs"). Our tarballs can be identified by the "
suffix. We do not provide binaries in RPM format or any other platform
specific package format. If you need them in such a format, you should
contact your OS vendor. Together with the binary distributions, we
provide a customised version of GNU tar called "extract", and an
installation script. We recommend that these be used to install the