Subject: Re: /usr/X11R6 symlink for modular-xorg
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org, pkgsrc-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/05/2007 14:17:10
On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 12:14:38PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Dec 2007, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > > The symlink seems to be /usr/X11R6 -> /usr/pkg.
> > That is correct for modular X.org.
> I didn't have this symlink; I had a bunch of empty directories,
> apparently from NetBSD's base.tgz.
I don't have it either.
> > May I ask why you don't correct the symlink?
> That question wasn't addressed to me, but: Where is it documented that
> I need to do anything to /usr/X11R6 wne using modular xorg?
Nowhere. I don't think it is required nor is that helpful.
I am only aware of sshd making problems in this regard.
Note that it makes live a bit easier when building software outside the
pkgsrc framework, but I don't think that is a major reason.
> * If it's possible to make the modular-xorg-* packages depend on
> something that refuses to install if the user hasn't fixed the
> symlink, that would be even better than a paragraph in a MESSAGE file
> (which scrolls past too fast for most people to read).
Why? You can have both modular Xorg and xsrc installed at the same time.