Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Brook Milligan <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 11:31:44
Send a patch for our x configs and I'll apply it.

Brook Milligan writes:
>    The convention for /usr is coincidental at best; it's definitely not true
>    that /usr/X11R6 is shareable, and /usr/{local,pkg}/etc is somewhat annoyin
> Actually, /usr/X11R6 can be made shareable easily enough by changing
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/xdm-config to point its errorLogFile and
> pidFile to /var/log and /var/run (or whatever) as appropriate.  As far
> as I can tell, these are the only files that get written into the X11
> hierarchy by X itself, and shouldn't really be buried in the X11
> filesystem anyway because of their machine-dependent nature.  I've run
> with shared X11 trees using this approach and the systems work fine.
> Perhaps it makes sense to change this in the X11 package we distribute
> so that the X11 tree _would_ be sharable.
> Cheers,
> Brook