Subject: Re: xpkgwedge vs. USE_X11 vs. ?
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 15:31:40
On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:

: 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.

It's not a weird case:  you install tk into /usr/X11R6 if you're not using
xpkgwedge.  Why?  The reason for turning xpkgwedge _off_ is because of
people who want includes and libraries for X programs to be in /usr/X11R6 so
that other third-party software can use it, and tk is one of those.

"If you want tk in /usr/pkg, use xpkgwedge."  Otherwise it goes where all
other X-dependent stuff goes.  Tk is perfectly happy, given proper config
arguments, to have a completely different install path from Tcl.

Is there another case like this that I missed?  8-)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.