The xf86-video-qxl X11 driver has been deprecated due to dependency on Python 2.7
See Fresh Ports: https://www.freshports.org/x11-drivers/xf86-video-qxl/
However on doing upstream source build on FreeBSD 12.2 this builds and runs without any source changes / patches and already supports Python 3.7 dependency.
Could this port please be reinstated and updated with build against Python 3.7
X11 failed to start using: startx
On FreeBSD 12.2 running as Ubuntu 21.04 KVM / QEMU quest did:
1. Package install of build tools
2. Clone of upstream xf86-video-qxl
3. Followed by configure, make and make install
Simple configuration update to allow QEMU EvTouch USB Tablet to work with evdev & utouch package.
X11 now starts on FreeBSD 12.2 when run as guest on Ubuntu 21.04 KVM / QEMU host
Build details are:
--- Install the build tools
$ pkg install git
$ pkg install autoconf
$ pkg install automake
$ pkg install xorg-macros
$ pkg install m4
$ pkg install pkgconf
$ pkg install libtool
$ pkg install python37
--- Clone source and make
$ cd dev
$ git clone https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-qxl.git
$ cd xf86-video-qxl
$ make install
NOTE: Other packages installed include: xorg evdev & utouch
Configuration required for evdev/utouch:
# cat /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-qemu-input.conf
# Overide libinput
Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
More details and testing information is documented here:https://tips.graphica.com.au/freebsd-gnome-on-qemu/
X11 now starts via startx
NOTE: gdm & gnome3 not installed as these package are also missing, to I only tested as part as getting X11 running.
I have not done build of full "Spice" sub-system but certainly the xf86-video-qxl driver port should be readily updated to build without Python 2.7 dependency.
Feel free to submit a patch to update qxl to use python3 instead of python 2, and I'll look into it.
as it appears that xf86-video-qxl was removed from the ports repository with branch 2020Q4, I did a fork of entire ports tree (via GitHub) and then checked out the 2020Q3 branch.
# git checkout 2020Q3
I then update of Makefile to use python 3.7 and make.
This built successfully.
Here is diff:
git diff Makefile
diff --git a/x11-drivers/xf86-video-qxl/Makefile b/x11-drivers/xf86-video-qxl/Makefile
index 65dbd1059ebe..fb265dd39d71 100644
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ BUILD_DEPENDS= spice-protocol>=0.12.10:devel/spice-protocol \
-USES= localbase:ldflags pkgconfig python:2.7 shebangfix xorg \
+USES= localbase:ldflags pkgconfig python:3.7 shebangfix xorg \
Given that the entire sub-directory is removed from port tree, I am not sure what the process is to get it back with updated dependencies.