Subject: Re: xscreensaver[-gnome] conflicts
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Louis Guillaume <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/22/2003 15:56:57
Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Louis Guillaume wrote:
>>That's correct. I realize now that xscreensaver-gnome takes care of the
>>xscreensaver dependents.
>>Doesn't this mean that the "xscreensaver" package is obsolete? Should we
>>just remove it from the distribution or re-name "xscreensaver-gnome" to
>>It seems unnecessary to have 2 versions, one being a subset of the other.
> No, "xscreensaver-gnome" is not actually a superset of "xscreensaver".
> "xscreensaver" is the program built without gnome support, or gnome
> dependencies. As such, it will build and run on a very modest machine.
> I really don't see the problem. Just "pkg_delete -r xscreensaver",
> "pkg_add xscreensaver-gnome", and "pkg_add *" all your packages.
> "xscreensaver" and any other packages that conflict with installed
> ones will just be skipped. If you don't make, or don't save, packages,
> and insist on doing it the hard way, then do it the hard way, but
> please don't remove "xscreensaver".
> Frederick

This makes perfect sense. If xscreensaver-gnome is not a superset of 
xscreensaver then they should absolutely be separate.

It's easy to recover if you "make package" rather than "make install".

Thanks for clearing that up.