Subject: Re: xpkgwedge vs. USE_X11 vs. ?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 07/31/1998 12:38:09
On 31-Jul-98 Todd Vierling spoke unto us all:
# On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
# : Well, didn't you say we get dependencies on xpkgwedge for all X pkgs
# : anyways? So why care for a case where it's not installed?
# Because not all X pkgs have USE_X11, which is what I was asking about.
# Should we just add the flag to all X-dependent pkgs, and X pkgs would always
# install in /usr/X11R6 on non-xpkgwedge systems? That way we wouldn't have
# to split USE_X11 into "this pkg uses X" and "this pkg should be installed
# with X" flags. Just using USE_X11 on all X pkgs seems cleaner.
The problem which brought this up, is tk80 and tcl80. Everyone (including
myself) wants them installed in /usr/pkg (tcl belongs there, and tk needs to
find it in it's hierarchy). However, tk needs X to install, and blows up
without it. The problem with USE_X11 dictating both the need for X and the
install into it is we break wierd cases like this one.
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org