Subject: Re: X11R6's odd directory layout
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/10/1999 00:46:05
On Sun, 10 Oct 1999, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:

# On Sat, Oct 09, 1999 at 11:41:22PM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:
# > On 09-Oct-99 Miles Nordin wrote:
# > >  and X includes in
# > > /usr/include/X11. 
# > 

Typically /usr/include/X11 is a symlink to /usr/X11(R6)/include/X11.

The only place I have ever seen /usr/bin/X11 has been under HP-UX,
and IMNSHO, they broke paradigm with that.

The thing I fail to see is, in this day and age, unless we plan to
release an X11R7 (Antialiased fonts &c.?), why we keep using X11R6
instead of truncating to /usr/X11.

[/me goes off to edit site.def so that ProjectRoot == /usr/X11]

# While I rather like /usr/{bin,include,lib}/X11, I really think that
# (even) without it, we should add /usr/{X11R6,pkg}/{include,lib} (and
# perhaps even /usr/local as well) to the default gcc/binutils paths
# like we have done with foo/bin for _PATH_DEFPATH/_PATH_STDPATH.
# -- 
# Soren

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