Subject: Re: Why are packages ever installed to /usr/X11R6?
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Ron Roskens <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/18/2003 13:19:04
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Ron Roskens wrote:
> > Since NetBSD could have the app-defaults under both /usr/pkg and
> > /usr/X11R6, maybe it would be better to modify the NetBSD config file for
> > X11 to include /usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults/ in the XFILESEARCHPATH? If
> > you want to modify login.conf it would be better to set
> > XFILESEARCHPATH since a user could define XUSERFILESEARCHPATH and override
> Hard-coded paths in X to "/usr/pkg"? That sounds horrible! Why would
> that be better than setting environment variables?

If NetBSD decided to install app-defaults files under ${LOCALBASE} instead
of ${X11BASE}, then IMHO the system should be knowledgable enough to
include that by default. Why make the end user/admin do extra work to
support what was decided to be a standard?

Ron Roskens