Subject: Re: xorg-server+any linux distribution
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/09/2005 21:14:09
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On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 21:02:46 +0100
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <> wrote:

> Thanks, that looks a lot better.  Ideally, we'd should also get rid
> of all other similar stuff (conditional installation of files depending
> on the platform, different locations, different names), unless those
> differences are _really_ needed.  This way, xorg could always be the
> same when installed from pkgsrc, no matter which OS you are in.
> Frankly, I've never liked the way this works; the big if/else structure
> in Makefile.common looks wired to me.

True, it's ugly... but at least we have working xorg on DragonFlyBSD,
NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Linux (NetBSD/sparc coming soon).
Suggestions about improving this are welcome.

> And please remember to fix the XFree86 packages as well.

> So what?  That won't solve this problem.  I think we should just
> completely disable the installation of these scripts to prevent further
> problems (I'm afraid they'll be installed on some linux distros but not
> others).  And, when somebody has the time to write replacements using
> rc.subr, add them (but there is no pressure for that, I'd say).

I'll do that for 6.8.2.

Thanks for your comments.

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