Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/03/1998 23:52:45
[ On Mon, August 3, 1998 at 15:31:38 (-0400), Perry E. Metzger wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: use of share vs lib 
> Brook Milligan writes:
> > See patch below.  Note that this patch also puts the auth files under
> > /var/spool/xdm,
> > Note that the authfiles could be put in /var/run, but the necessary
> > subdirectories must be created fresh in the rc scripts since that
> > directory is cleaned out on bootup.  /var/log is another option, but
> > it didn't seem particularly appropriate to me as these are not really
> > logs.
> They aren't really "spool files" either. "spool" is really for things
> like the mail queue, print queue, etc. Perhaps someone could suggest a
> better directory for them? What are the auth files, precisely?

How about just "/var/xdm"?  Here's what I've been using:

DisplayManager.pidFile:		/var/run/
DisplayManager.errorLogFile:	/var/log/xdm-errors
DisplayManager.authDir:		/var/xdm/authdir
! NOTE: does userAuthDir have to be writable by the user?
DisplayManager*userAuthDir:	/var/xdm/userauth
DisplayManager.keyFile:		/etc/X11/xdm/xdm-keys
DisplayManager.servers:		/etc/X11/xdm/Xservers
DisplayManager*resources:	/etc/X11/xdm/Xresources
DisplayManager._0.setup:	/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
DisplayManager*setup:		/etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup
DisplayManager*startup:		/etc/X11/xdm/Xstartup
DisplayManager*session:		/etc/X11/xdm/Xsession
DisplayManager*reset:		/etc/X11/xdm/Xreset
DisplayManager*authorize:	true
DisplayManager*authComplain:	true

							Greg A. Woods

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