Subject: xorg-server provides XFree86 and Xorg
To: None <,>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/2005 00:01:00
startx (from xorg-clients) runs X which is a symlink to XFree86.

Where is this symlink created? Why not symlink to Xorg instead?

Also, Xorg and Xfree86 are both installed. Two different inodes for 
identical file. The only difference is permissions, because
pkgsrc/x11/xorg-server/Makefile has:
         ${CHMOD} a+r ${X11ROOT}/bin/Xorg

I am currently trying to track this down. My last build logs are old, but 
it appears to build Xorg and XFree86 independently although the end-result 
is the same.

I have been told that Xorg never does this. So I am wondering what in 
pkgsrc enables this. I can't seem to find the patch to configuration for 
this. Any pointers?

Can we get rid of XFree86? And just have symlinks for X and XFree86 
pointing to Xorg?

  Jeremy C. Reed

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