Subject: Re: X apps cannot find app-defaults
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 04/17/2004 12:33:37
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On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 05:53:54PM -0700, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
| On 04/16 14:50, Chuck Cranor wrote:
| > On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:37:47AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
| > > pkg_info -D xpkgwedge
| > > (I don't know about this myself, but maybe that explains it.)
| > it says I have to manually set XAPPLRESDIR in some system files=20
| > to make it work, and sure enough it does.
| > but, that's a really terrible interface! i didn't even ask
| > for xpkgwedge to install itself, pkgsrc did it own its own.
| > and that message was long gone from my xterm by the time xmmix
| > finished installing.
| > you guys need to find a way to make this work automatically,
| > otherwise it is going to confuse a lot of people because the
| > application's don't totally break, but they don't look right
| > either.
| Automatically? Ergh. What I can offer, however, is automatic mailing =
| messages. If PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS is set, the specified user(s) w=
| be mailed a copy of the MESSAGE files. A while ago, I wanted to set
| PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS to root by default, but there was some
I agree with Chuck; we should find a clean way to build applications
in the xpkgwedge framework so that they find their app-defaults correctly
(at least for NetBSD systems running X built from src/x11).
It is unacceptable to me that sysadmins need to set variables like
XAPPLRESDIR in global config files to get X programs installed into
/usr/pkg/* to function correctly.
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