Subject: Re: Zoularis && pkgtools/x11-links, take 2
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/16/2001 07:51:34
At 23:49 Uhr +0200 15.10.2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 09:16:02PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
>> My questions:
>> 1) Is Solaris /usr/openwin support planned for this package?
>> 2) If not, is this package really mandatory, and what would be the proper
>> incantation to replace it (I tried to install x11/gtk when I hit the
>> problem)?
>Zoularis was developed using X11R6, not openwin. The NetBSD xsrc
>(3.3.6-based) client side used to compile fine on Solaris. That
>was what was used. It was changed by someone else to be openwin,
>but as far as I know, that's never been tested.

Tested in what sense? Apart from a minor botch or two in the Solaris X11
config files that have made it untouched from Solaris 7 to 8, I did not see
any X11 related problems so far. Does building xemacs qualify as test here?

>There are distinct
>differences in imake, manual pages, etc, etc, etc, as you have
>found out.  My apologies - I should have stamped that one out when
>it happened.

Never mind.  ;)

If this "x11-links" thing is the way to go (any docs out there? What ships
with the package is a bit terse), how difficult would it be to add Sun
'/usr/openwin' support?

Or, on the other hand, how would I short circuit the x11-links thing for a
given package?


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