Subject: Re: Why are packages ever installed to /usr/X11R6? (was Re: gtk+ being installed in /usr/X11R6 under current pkgsrc)
To: Eric Gillespie <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/17/2003 21:49:21
    Date:        Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:48:01 -0500
    From:        Eric Gillespie <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | 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).