Subject: Re: The X Files [was: Re: use of share vs lib]
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/04/1998 07:39:43
On 04-Aug-98 Perry E. Metzger spoke unto us all:
#  It was originally noted that /var/run is cleaned out after
#  reboots. However, from what I can tell, aren't the auth files
#  meaningless across reboots anyway?

Looking at this again.. lets analyize it line by line..

DisplayManager.errorLogFile:    /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/xdm-errors
        this should go to /var/log

DisplayManager.pidFile:         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/xdm-pid
        this belongs in /var/run

DisplayManager.keyFile:         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/xdm-keys
        this is the auth database.. I really think it should go to /var/db.
        it is, as perry said.. totally useless on the next reboot. (the server
        generates a new key each boot)

DisplayManager.servers:         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers
DisplayManager.accessFile:      /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xaccess
DisplayManager._0.setup:        /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup_0
DisplayManager._0.startup:      /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/GiveConsole
DisplayManager._0.reset:        /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/TakeConsole
DisplayManager*resources:       /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xresources
DisplayManager*session:         /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession
        these are all config files.. /etc? /usr/X11R6/etc?

Tim Rightnour    -