xserver-xorg-core intrepid 2: missing librecord.so (Record module)

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Jul 31 18:07:14 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 01:24:00PM -0400, Chris wrote:
> Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 Jul 2008, Chris wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,  during the package build of xserver-xorg-core it does not
> >> --enable-record=yes.   I think it should, right?  The default 
> >> disables it.
> >
> > True, xorg-server 1.5 does not build it by default. Where do you need it?
> >
> > t
> >
> Hi,
> I'm a developer and require it for my own software.   I went into the 
> package and enabled it & rebuilt for the time being.
> Isn't there some software in Ubuntu that requires it?
> Xwindow application automated testing?
> Video recording of the desktop?  (I think this one just grabs the cursor)
> Debugging an app?
> I guess they disable it for security purposes.

There was a discussion at the last XDC about modules with security
issues.  I don't recall offhand if this particular one was on that list
but am guessing that to be the cause of the current settings.

I've no opinion myself; you're the first I've heard ever mention using


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