Subject: Re: I want X clients to install under X11BASE
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/24/2003 10:33:14
On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 11:37:16PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> The doc now says "Usually, X11 packages should be installed under
> LOCALBASE whenever possible."
> I'd like to do the oppposite.
> Is there any pkgsrc-wide option I can set in my /etc/mk.conf to make
> packages that have USE_X11 defined (like wm/icewm) to install under my
> X11BASE?
> I'd like my X clients to all install under X11BASE (which is /usr/X11R6).

We don't support this in pkgsrc since we decided '/usr/X11R6 is part
of the base system, and we do not want additional files there'.
Pretty much the same reason we don't install into /usr by default, but into

Why would you prefer files to be installed into X11BASE?