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Re: X11R6 runtime compat. for fresh -current installation
On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 04:52:20PM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 04:41:39PM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > [Please note the reply-to which is set to current-users and tech-x11]
> > On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 01:45:10PM +0100, Quentin Garnier wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 09:42:52PM +0900, Toru Nishimura wrote:
> > > > Quentin Garnier said;
> > > >
> > > >> Not sure I understand the need. Files under /usr/X11R6 are not removed
> > > >> by postinstall, so if you update, they stay there.
> > > >
> > > > Is it just ok to untar "old" X11R6 sets fetched from somewhere into
> > > > -current
> > > > which has been installed in a blank disk?
> > >
> > > Yeah. A few weeks ago I'd have proposed to make X11R6 a symlink to
> > > X11R7 but now that all lib majors have been bumped...
> > IMHO a symlink from /usr/X11 to /usr/X11R7 wouldn't be a bad thing.
> The critical part of my point (which you seem to have completely missed)
> was after the word "symlink", Bernd.
And I haven't made it clear why I mentioined the X11 symlink.
We introduced a new loction for the X11 libaries and binaries, which makes
it harder to compile a program without using pkgsrc.
Yes, there are situations where you need to do that.
It seems other OS have a X11 symlink for such unusal places.
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