Subject: Re: Why are packages ever installed to /usr/X11R6? (was Re: gtk+ being installed in /usr/X11R6 under current pkgsrc)
To: Eric Gillespie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 01/17/2003 21:49:21
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:48:01 -0500
From: Eric Gillespie <email@example.com>
| 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.
It would be nice if that were easily possible, but the X11R6 tree is
a mess, filled with all kinds of different stuff. Some packages
depend up being able to insert files into the app-defaults directory.
Putting the file elsewhere needs one of several different workarounds,
none of which can be automatically handled by pkgsrc.
Personally I use
/usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults union rw,hidden
in /etc/fstab - but I certainly don't want pkgsrc to do that for me
(and without "hidden" which anything before -current can't do, this
makes a real mess of df output).