Subject: Re: xsrc/5676: XF86Setup
To: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/29/1998 11:39:51
> On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Chris Jones wrote:
> : It would be very nice to have XF86Setup included with the x distribution.
> : xf86config works, but it's much more difficult to use.
> : If I get the time, I'll throw together a package for XF86Setup, which can
> : be used in the interim.
> There is an XF86Setup pkg now. This is as it should be - we can't really
> ship it with the X distribution, as we don't ship Tcl/Tk except as a pkg as
> well. With your permission, I'd like to close this PR since a pkg now
This only makes sense if X is a package as well, and installing X gets
you that bit.
Installing a 'virgin' XFree86 distribution gets you XF86Setup.
Installing our 'enhanced' version of XF86 _doesn't_?! that's utter
"Adding value" (or even adding portability) does not mean removing
useful tools that people have come to expect.
If we can't figure out how to ship XF86Setup -- a standard part of
XFree86's distributions -- with our XFree86 distribution, then we
shouldn't be doing distributions for the i386 at all, and should just
be repackaging the more useful 'virgin' ones.