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Re: How do I build the non-X version of rxvt.exe?

On Sat, 3 May 2003, Francis Litterio wrote:

> I used setup.exe to download rxvt-2.7.10-3-src.tar.bz2.  I unpacked it
> and built it by doing:
>         ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
>         make
> but when I run the resulting rxvt.exe, it reports:
>         rxvt: can't open display :0
> Is there some configure option that configures the source to build the
> native Windows version of rxvt.exe?  I couldn't see one.
> Any help is appreciated.
> --
> Francis Litterio


Short answer: unset your DISPLAY.

Long answer: rxvt is compiled with support for both X11 and W11 (which is
rxvt's emulation of X on native Windows).  At runtime, it checks whether X
is running, and if it isn't (DISPLAY is unset), rxvt loads and uses the
W11 library.
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