Subject: Re: x11-dirs package?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/12/2004 22:39:33
On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 01:21:39PM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I am helping with the new XFree86 4.4.0 packages. They are mostly finished
> and tested under NetBSD (current and stable), Linux and FreeBSD.
> I see there are few packages that create directories, like misc/xdg-dirs,
> misc/gnome2-dirs, misc/xdg-x11-dirs, etc.
> We could use a package to manage some shared directories.

That sounds good.

> Or should we just use mtree?
> When should we use the mtree mk/*dist files versus packages like
> misc/xdg-dirs, misc/gnome2-dirs, misc/xdg-x11-dirs, etc. ??

I opted for -dirs packages mainly for two reasons:
1) Some package keeps track of these directories.  This seems a strong point
   to me.
2) To avoid multiple empty and useless directories on machines where they
   are not needed (i.e., servers w/o X).  Not very important.

So, I could put all these X11 directories in their one package.
Ooor... maybe you could use the .x11.dist files?  They contain all required
directories for X11, isn't it?

BTW, I'm planning to work on a mk/ file to simplify and centralize
dependancies on -dirs packages after the freeze...


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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