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bug#15392: xorg-server FTBFS

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#15392: xorg-server FTBFS
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:27:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:

> xorg-server fails to build from source.  See below for the tail of the
> build log.  This is with aae4ead8142d4fd7c674a1e6e302f40469f878c6.


> PASS: input
> XKB: Failed to compile keymap
> Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect setup of 
> xkeyboard-config.
> Fatal server error:
> Failed to activate core devices.
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
>          at http://wiki.x.org
>  for help.
> FAIL: xtest

This was discussed some time ago:


It does seem like the xkeyboard-config data is not visible in its
default search path.

Apparently the X server can be started with
“-xkbdir /path/to/xkeyboard-config/etc/X11/xkb”, which should solve the

There were also discussions about introducing an ‘XKBPATH’ env. var.,
but I’m not sure if it was accepted upstream:


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