Subject: Re: I want X clients to install under X11BASE
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2003 13:12:30
[ On Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 21:56:23 (-0700), Jeremy C. Reed wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: I want X clients to install under X11BASE
> By default, it used USE_X11 (which I made pkgsrc install to X11PREFIX). I
> could have changed it to my custom USE_X11_FLAGS (which uses the
> headers/libraries but doesn't install to /usr/X11R6).
> The tetex list told me about xdvi is offered as a separate package.
> When I have time, I will package it separately.

Ah, yes, I thought it might be xdvi triggering that to happen.

It would indeed be really nice to have xdvi disabled in the main teTeX
package and have it separately packaged (as an X11 related package :-)

(I've also often wanted a stand-alone xdvi!)

> (And I want to package
> readlink separately too, since tetex and coreutils both provide it and I
> don't want it to conflict if GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX is empty.)

A quick google search for "readlink tetex" suggests there are quite a
few people having problems with, or being confused over, the "readlink"
in teTeX.

Several times now I've thought maybe readlink(2) support should be
included in stat(1), though for the most part I find ls(1) to be
sufficient.  Either way I think readlink(1) is a waste of a directory
entry in any bin directory!  ;-)

						Greg A. Woods

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