Subject: Re: xsrc/5676: XF86Setup
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/29/1998 23:33:58
On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> Installing our 'enhanced' version of XF86 _doesn't_?!  that's utter
> rubbish.
> "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.

Well, it still is a fact that xsrc doesn't come with XF86Setup for the 
names reason (lack of tcl/tk in tree). BEsides that, XF86Setup - as the 
name says - is rather i386 specific, and to make it useful on about all 
NetBSD platforms, quite some work would be necessary.

Looking at the progress in sysdiff, I'm guessing that this will still 
take some time until we can approach XFsetup.

Until now, it's better to have this pkg than to have nothing at all.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>