Subject: Re: gtk+ being installed in /usr/X11R6 under current pkgsrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@student.kun.nl>
Date: 01/16/2003 23:49:21
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On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 05:04:22PM -0500, Eric Gillespie wrote:
> pkgsrc crams all packages that use X into /usr/X11R6 by default,
> regardless of whether the package actually needs to go there or
> even installs there by default. I do not know why.
> I do not know why this is not the default.
Hm.. I don't think it's good practice to strictly separate packages from
the system only to ``forget'' that when installing some packages.
IMHO, this should be changed unless there's a very good reason for it.
"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
experience much like composing poetry or music."
-- Donald Knuth
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