Subject: Re: Another revision to xpkgwedge
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/19/1998 19:08:24
On Sat, 15 Aug 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:
> I'd like to have xpkgwedge symlink ${LOCALBASE}/lib/X11/{app-defaults,fonts}
> to their appropriate directories in ${X11BASE}/lib/X11.

One of the design desicions (not taken by me!) for our pkg system was:
*no* link farms....

> Advantages:
> - No need to set XAPPLRESDIR to catch app-defaults.
> - No need to hack up the X servers to find the fonts.  (BIG plus.)


> Disadvantages:
> - The packages won't install entirely into ${LOCALBASE} - app-defaults and
>   fonts will go into ${X11BASE}, but pkg_* and PLISTs won't know that.

Well, links will go there, no? (cluttering X11BASE again...)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>