Subject: Re: xpkgwedge vs. USE_X11 vs. ?
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/1998 19:36:57
On Sat, 1 Aug 1998, Jim Bernard wrote:

:   Why not simply make an imake package for such systems?  It's a single,
: small directory in xsrc, with essentially a single source file, a local
: include file, and Xosdefs.h from the X tree.  Piece o' cake.  Except if
: such programs want the standard X config tree to be present too, but even
: that shouldn't be a lot of trouble.

They'll want the X config, if they want imake.  However, that's not the
point:  if something's using imake for a non-X purpose, the Right Thing To
Do is to use some sort of non-imake configuration.  imake is known to be
inherently X-specific, and is installed in /usr/X11R6, so pulling it into
the realm of non-X applications is more work than it's worth.

AFAIK, _no_ current pkg uses imake and does not use X.  The amount of
software out there that fits the profile is minimal at best, and should
nearly all have a "Makefile alternative" build procedure.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.