Subject: Re: windowmaker -> ${PREFIX}? Why?
To: Greywolf <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/12/2004 14:51:59
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>Thus spake Nathan J. Williams ("NJW> ") sometime Today...
>NJW> > to me, it *is* useful to separate X-using programs from non-X-using
>NJW> > programs.  For example, if I'm not running X, I don't need
>NJW> > /usr/X11/bin in my path.
>NJW> What does that save, exactly?
>Not much, admittedly, but it makes sense to me not to have a place in my
>$PATH unless I'm going to use it.
>On the other hand, if we were to install X11 in /usr/local and blow
>/usr/X11{,R6} out of the equation entirely, I'd find the "everything
>goes into /usr/local" approach to make much more sense.
>NJW> The default had changed, though xpkgwedge had been around for
>NJW> years. I'd had xpkgwedge enabled on my systems since it appeared, so I
>NJW> hadn't noticed the default changing...
>Different tastes.  Makes the world go 'round, and all that.
>Thanks to all who explained for the explanations, and thanks to all
>who have patiently deleted my messages for doing so without flambasting

Hmm -- /usr/pkg/X11R6?  I don't see the need, but I understand why you 
might prefer it.

		--Steve Bellovin,