Subject: Re: Unifying the handling for xsrc, XFree86, and freedesktop
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Michal Pasternak <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/05/2004 10:24:41
Johnny C. Lam [Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 09:12:35AM +0000]:
>  (2) Why don't the XFree86-* packages use the Mesa packages for OpenGL
>      support?  Since we have such a headache with conflicting Mesa
>      installations between pkgsrc and xsrc, I thought that the XFree86-*
>      packages would handle this situation better.

Are you completley sure, that it is a good thing?

Non-NetBSD pkgsrc users, whose OS support hardware OpenGL (FreeBSD, Linux)
might use XFree86-provided libGL.

Unless graphics/MesaLib supports hw acceleration, don't use it for XFree86.