Subject: Re: CVS commit: src
To: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/17/2004 10:40:08
Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org> writes:
> On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 01:24:48PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> | Luke Mewburn <email@example.com> writes:
> | > The files & directories that were moved have _NOT_ been marked
> | > `obsolete', as they contain user configuration and therefore we
> | > don't want the automatic "obsolete file removal" mechanism to
> | > remove them.
> | Could a list of things that are obsolete be installed in that
> | directory, though, so that people who look at the dir in the future
> | know what isn't used any longer?
> postinstall warns you about the directories in question (although
> it doesn't actually migrate or remove them), which should suffice.
I agree that does indeed suffice.
> | > * The xdm pixmaps have have been moved to /usr/X11R6/include/X11/pixmaps
> | > where the other pixmaps are.
> | > (I don't consider these pictures end-user configuration).
> | Actually, they are. Many sites will add images to localize the login
> | screens. I do this myself. It would be nice if, at the very least, you
> | could pop an image into /etc/X11/pixmaps or some such for local use.
> I use a local image as well. However, I don't overwrite XFree86.xpm.
> Instead, I provide my own (e.g, "NetBSD.xpm") and change the
> 'xlogin*logoFileName' resource in /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources.
You are correct on this. I wasn't thinking through it clearly enough.
Thanks for all the work!