Subject: New "xpkgwedge" package
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG, tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/1998 12:45:25
This odd-looking pkg (if you see its Makefile, it has _no_ distfiles)
addresses the concerns raised in a recent tech-userlevel thread: It
provides a way for X11 pkgs to be compiled such that they install in
/usr/pkg and not in /usr/X11R6.
Note that this is not "standard" behavior and requires that you set the
XAPPLRESDIR appropriately in your environment (this is explained on-screen
when you install the xpkgwedge pkg). Many normal X11 binary pkgs should be
installed in /usr/X11R6, if they are going on ftp.netbsd.org.
I'm looking into ways of addressing this more cleanly for the NetBSD 1.4 and
above releases, so that NetBSD 1.4 can ship with all X11 binary pkgs rooted
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)