Subject: Re: xpkgwedge vs. USE_X11 vs. ?
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 22:42:19
On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Jim Bernard wrote:

: > It's not intended, but there's no way around it.  Hence, if you want
: > something installed by an X11 pkg, you use _both_.  If you want something
: > installed by a non-X11 pkg, you're safe using only LOCALBASE.
:   Couldn't "pkg_info -pq" be put to use to resolve this?

That's a lot more convolution than is needed to find out which of two
possible install points that a dependent pkg is installed.  It's far
easier, especially for documentation read by third-party pkg producers, to
say "just use both."  8-)

I could, of course, say to use ${PREFIX} to find a dependent X11-based pkg,
but that's adding the third piece of confusion that I didn't quite want.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.