Solaris specific configuration

Robert Lunnon bobl at
Wed Jan 14 23:24:31 CST 2004

On Thursday 15 January 2004 06:57, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Robert Lunnon <bobl at> writes:
> > Changelog
> > Autodetection of XFREE86 as required for Solaris.
> This should be done in configure, assuming it is really necessary. Why
> can't we use the standard Xlib?

It would be nice but there is a bug in Solaris XLib that wine tickles so for 
the moment you need to use a third party XLib. Hence LD_OPTIONS must be set 
to serch /usr/X11R6/lib first.

configure does detect Xfree86 but Xsun gets used by default where both are 
present. This is a very common configuration. Since configure has strictly  
the correct default behaviour (aside from the fact it doesn't work) I wanted 
to override it in wineinstall rather than get autoconf to prefer Xfree86!  
Ultimately I am hoping Sun will follow my advice and fix their xlib. It could 
also be due to the threding implementation using _lwps which aren't 
guaranteed safe

Besides wineinstall already had a section to add os specifics I just automated 
mine and thought it'd be a useful addition.

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