We, The XFree86 Project, provide XFree86 4.0 binaries for a range
of operating systems at our
Our ftp site is also mirrored by many sites around the world. There is
a sub-directory for each OS/platform that we have binaries for. The
first thing you need to do is to decide which of these suits you. In
most cases, the choice is straightforward. In some cases (e.g., Linux)
there may be a number of choices depending on what architecture or libc
version you are using. We recommend that you first download the
Xinstall.sh script, and run it as follows to find out which
binary distribution you should download.
sh Xinstall.sh -check
This should tell you which binary distribution is the correct one for your system. Getting this right may save from wasting time downloading the wrong distribution.
The next step is to download the necessary files. The mandatory files for all installations are listed below. All of them must be downloaded to do the installation. The installer script will complain if they are not all present.
Xinstall.sh The installer script extract The utility for extracting tarballs Xbin.tgz X clients/utilities and run-time libraries Xlib.tgz Some data files required at run-time Xman.tgz Manual pages Xdoc.tgz XFree86 documentation Xfnts.tgz Base set of fonts Xfenc.tgz Base set of font encoding data Xetc.tgz Run-time configuration files Xvar.tgz Run-time data Xxserv.tgz XFree86 X server Xmod.tgz XFree86 X server modules
extractutility correctly. If you encounter this problem, download the version called
extract.exeinstead. The "
.exe" suffix is only there to make the troublesome web browsers do the right thing. It is not a DOS/Windows executable.
Xvar.tgztarball. If it is present in the
binariessub-directory for your platform, then it is required.
The following tarballs are optional. You should download the ones you want to install.
Xfsrv.tgz Font server Xnest.tgz Nested X server Xprog.tgz X header files, config files and compile-time libs Xprt.tgz X Print server Xvfb.tgz Virtual framebuffer X server Xf100.tgz 100dpi fonts Xfcyr.tgz Cyrillic fonts Xflat2.tgz Latin-2 fonts Xfnon.tgz Some large bitmap fonts Xfscl.tgz Scalable fonts (Speedo and Type1) Xhtml.tgz HTML version of the documentation Xps.tgz PostScript version of the documentation Xjdoc.tgz Documentation in Japanese
If you miss some and want to install them later, you can do so by following the appropriate part of the section that describes manual installation.