Subject: pkg/33869: can't install meta-pkgs/{xorg,XFree86} into /usr/X11R6
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List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/29/2006 23:20:00
>Number:         33869
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       can't install meta-pkgs/{xorg,XFree86} into /usr/X11R6
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jun 29 23:20:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Christoph Badura
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0_STABLE
pkgsrc as of 2006-06-26
System: NetBSD limiting-factor 3.0_STABLE NetBSD 3.0_STABLE (GENERIC_LAPTOP) #7: Tue Jun 27 22:50:21 MEST 2006 bad@limiting-factor:/home/bad/c/GENERIC_LAPTOP i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
By my reading of meta-pkgs/xorg/Makefile.common one could force meta-pkgs/xorg
into installing into /usr/X11R6 by e.g. setting X11ROOT in /etc/mk.conf.
However, this doesn't work because mk/ sets:
X11BASE?=               ${LOCALBASE}/${X11ROOT_PREFIX}
instead of using X11ROOT.

Installing xorg into /usr/X11R6 is highly desirable becase that removes
the need to adapt a metric gazillion of config and rcfiles to include
/usr/pkg/xorg/bin in the PATH.

The same applies to meta-pkgs/XFree86.