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Re: pkg/44954: modular-xorg metapackage

The following reply was made to PR pkg/44954; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: pkg/44954: modular-xorg metapackage
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 13:55:39 +0200

 On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:55:00AM +0000, wrote:
 > To install a modular, currently four separate meta-pkgs
 > (modular-xorg-{apps,drivers,fonts,libs} need to be installed. As
 > installing all of them is what is needed in almost all environments it
 > would be very convenient to have a meta-pkgs/modular-xorg package to
 > pull them all in.
 I still don't see the point. As a user, you normally don't need to
 install modular-xorg-libs as the dependencies are pulled in as needed.
 You also normally don't need more than three drivers (mouse, keyboard
 and whatever your graphic card is), so modular-xorg-drivers is going to
 install a lot of junk too. Even for the apps, the set people typically
 actually use nowadays is quite small.

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