Subject: Re: Why are packages ever installed to /usr/X11R6? (was Re: gtk+
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/17/2003 11:02:02
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:48:01 -0500
Eric Gillespie <> wrote:

> You misunderstand me.  By default, pkgsrc forces all packages to
> LOCALBASE except those which depend on X.  This is inconsistent.
> zsh depends on libc; why not force it into /usr?  /usr/X11R6 is
> part of the base system (that is, it is not managed by packages).
> I don't want base stuff mixed up with package stuff.  Is that not
> part of the point of having a /usr/pkg hierarchy in the first
> place?  I don't want half my packages under one prefix and half
> under another.

Again, xpkgwedge. It is not the default because it has problems under
solaris, for example, which doesn't include XFree86 (I could be wrong).
But I really would like it to be a default.

> I do not think that packages should be allowed to do whatever
> they like.  I think that all packages should be forced to

AFAIK, using X11BASE should be avoided.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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