Subject: Re: Locations of some packages baffles me
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/28/2001 10:34:44
# From: Frederick Bruckman <>
# On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Greywolf wrote:
# > If it's something that needs X11 libs to build and/or is designed to run
# > on an X display, should it not live inside $X11BASE?
# The last time this came up, we couldn't get any consensus. Maybe now
# that xpkgwedge is apparently working, we can start moving X packages
# to ${X11PREFIX}?

Okay, I didn't realise that xpkgwedge was an issue in this.  All I knew
was that if we were going to mix X11 stuff in ${LOCALBASE}, why have
${LOCALBASE} at all?

But it's a little clearer now, thanks.

And yes, I understand (sort of) why some graphics stuff lives in /usr/local,
although it does seem a bit odd for reasons I'm not quite sure of.
Obviously you don't want to restrict the pnm/ppm stuff to X11 because
you might be running it on a headless machine which has more compute
power than a workstation (but you'd use the WS to display the results),
but it still seems odd to me.  wish8.0 is another one that looks like it
ought to live in ${X11PREFIX} (since it's, by and large, used for building
quick graphical interfaces to things).

Is there anything I can help with?

# Frederick

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