Subject: Re: X11R6's odd directory layout
To: Greywolf <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/10/1999 19:43:49
Greywolf wrote:

> 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.

DEC started with /usr/{bin,include,lib}/X11 and X11 libraries in
/usr/lib on Ultrix and seem to have kept it that way with OSF/1^W DU^W
Tru64.  _Not_ having to specify fancy -I, -L and -Wl,-R flags makes a
lot of sense to me to use the vendor supplied windowing system.

I'd be quite happy to use such a scheme...