Subject: Re: modular xorg packages?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Sverre Froyen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/2007 15:08:29
On Saturday 28 April 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I want to switch one of my machines to modular xorg. What, precisely,
> do I need to install? I do not see any obvious set of packages that I
> should install.
Here's what I installed (by trial and error until the X server would start and
then until kde would build and run). I believe it's i fairly minimal set.
x11/xf86-video-ati (has to match your graphics card)
wm/tvtwm (not strictly needed)
I also added:
> In meta-pkgs, I see modular-xorg-drivers and modular-org-fonts. I
> certainly need some driver, though it's not clear to me that I need or
> want all of them. I probably do want the fonts, but everyone needs
> fonts -- and I don't see the fonts metapackage listed in any other
> package. (I grepped Makefile* and *.mk throughout pkgsrc, so I could
> have missed it if it's in another file.)
> In x11, there's modular-xorg-server, though that seems to be dragged in
> by the individual drivers.
> Where do clients come from? There's an xorg-clients package, but it
> seems to be for 6.9. In wip, I see modular-xorg-utils and
> modular-xorg-wip -- do I need those? Where, for example, will I find
> xterm? (The PLIST files are empty for those two packages.)
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb