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comp.windows.x Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 4/7
Section - 75) Where can I get patches to X11?

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The release of new public patches by the X Consortium is announced in the
comp.windows.x.announce newsgroup.

Patches themselves are available via ftp from ftp.x.org and from other sites
from which X11 is available. They are now also distributed through the
newsgroup comp.sources.x. Some source re-sellers may be including patches in
their source distributions of X11.

People without ftp access can use the xstuff mail server. Send to
xstuff@x.org the Subject line
		send fixes #
where # is the name of the patch and is usually just the number of the patch.

There are 13 patches for X11R6 (12/95); there will not be any more patches. 

	1) fix-02 is in 5 parts; you need to request "2a", "2b", "2c", "2d", 
and "2e" separately and concatenate them together before applying
	2) fix-03 refers to a separate file of documentation, fix3docs.tar
	3) fix-05 is in two parts, "5a" and "5b"
	4) fix-09 needs a separate file, XHPKeymaps.uu
	5) fix-10 needs a separate file, fix10fonts.Z, which is not available
via the xstuff mail daemon; you can apply just the basic patch in order to 
avoid future failures
	6) fix-11 needs separate files, XFree.uaa through XFree.uaz

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The xstuff server has 26 patches for X11R5 [11/93].  There will be no more 
patches to X11R5.

	Here are a few complications:
	1) fix 5 is in four parts; you need to request "5a", "5b", "5c" and 
"5d" separately
	2) the file sunGX.uu, which was part of an earlier patch, was 
re-released with patch 7 [note: the file doesn't work with Solaris]
	3) fix 8 is in two parts: "8a" and "8b"
	4) fix 13 is in three parts: "13a", "13b", and "13c"
	5) fix 16 is in two parts: "16a" and "16b"
	6) fix 18 replaces the R5fix-test1 for the X Test Suite, which 
previously was optional
	7) fix 19 also needs PEXlib.tar.Z, which you can obtain from xstuff
by asking for "PEXlib.uu.[1234]".
	8) fix 22 is in 9 parts, "22a" through "22i"

The MIT Software Center, in addition to offering the entire system on tape, is
offering a new tape with public patches 1-23.  Tapes are available in 6250bpi
9-track reel-to-reel and QIC-24 cartridge formats.  Information: +1 617 258
8330

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