Subject: pkg/6628: xpkgwedge gives misleading instructions about XAPPLRESDIR
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/21/1998 16:19:36
>Number:         6628
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       xpkgwedge gives misleading instructions about XAPPLRESDIR
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Dec 21 13:35:01 1998
>Originator:     Greg A. Woods
Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
>Release:        pkgsrc sup Mon Dec 21 08:13:26 EST 1998

System: NetBSD


	The "MESSAGE" file for the xpkgwedge package suggests that users
	can append their own directories to XAPPLRESDIR.  This won't
	work as XAPPLRESDIR must be only one directory name.  [The X(1)
	manual also suggests that it should end in a '/', but
	examination of the code shows it doesn't have to.]

	It also seems the comment about setting/changing X11BASE is
	out-of-date as the pkgsrc/mk/mk.conf.example now includes a
	variable USE_LOCALBASE_FOR_X11 which seems to trigger all the
	right things to happen with xpkgwedge.


	See X(1). [which is actually installed in cat3 for unknown reasons!]


	Re-write the comment in the MESSAGE file about how users who use
	XAPPLRESDIR for their own private applications must instead use
	a far more complex setting of XFILESEARCHPATH to include both
	xpkgwedge'd applications, and their own.

	Perhaps it should simply refer users to XtResolvePathname(3) for
	details on XFILESEARCHPATH.  ;-)