Subject: Re: Revisiting the tk80 issue
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/1998 03:09:36
> In article <>,
> 	Tim Rightnour <> writes:
> > This change only needs to take place on pkgs which _only_ specify USE_X11,
> > and really, really want to be installed into the X11 tree.
> All X11 packages which can be put into "/usr/X11R6" should go there.
> > Opinions?
> Because some packages which require X11 can't be put into "/usr/X11R6"
> (e.g "tcl") I think this should be added.

Why ever would tcl require X11? I hope you mean tk.

I think we'll hang fire on this one for the moment, to see what becomes
of the xpkgwedge experiment (nice idea, horrible name, Todd).

And also because there have been rather a lot of far-reaching changes
in the pkgsrc tree just recently, and we could do with a bit of a
consolidation period, for bug-fixing etc. For instance, I just realised
that a lot of our symbolic links are created using an absolute pathname
for the target, which will break if a binary package is made and this
binary package is added to a system where the ${PREFIX} is not the same.