Following are instructions for building and running your own copy of X11R6.8. The procedure for getting your X server up and running on Darwin and Mac OS X are very similar. Where there are differences I have noted them below. Note that to build X11R6.8 for yourself on Mac OS X, you need to install the Developers' Tools.
If you get the precompiled binaries you can skip ahead to the section on running the X Window System On the other hand, if you want to build things yourself from scratch, follow the directions below.
The first thing you need to do is to get the source code from the X.Org Foundation project.
sandbox/in the following discussions and you could put this directory, for example, in
Wait for all the files to complete downloading.
cd sandbox cvs checkout xc
Once you have everything ready it is easy to build and install X11R6.8. From the command line:
cd sandbox/xc make World >& world.log (wait for several hours) sudo make install >& install.log sudo make install.man >& man.log