Subject: Re: getting x11
To: Greywolf <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/10/2004 16:35:33
On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 02:14:47PM -0800, Greywolf wrote:
> [Thus spake Soren Jacobsen ("SJ: ") Yesterday...]
> SJ: It's not useless crap, it's the XFree86 reachover build stuff.  See the -x
> SJ: option to
> Why does building with -x ignore X11BASE and put stuff into /usr/X11R6
> instead of, say, /usr/X11 or /usr/X or whatever ELSE someone might want?
> [I'm actually tempted at this point to toss the whole kit and caboodle
> into /usr/local, and to hell with the X11 hierarchy.]

Because X11BASE is part of pkgsrc only?

The system defined area for X is /usr/X11R6

Just like the system defined area for libraries is /lib and /usr/lib.

If you wanted those to be /library, more power to you, but there's only
so many knobs provided in the build system. (and none of them re-organize
where stuff gets installed, only whether or not a given feature is enabled).