Subject: Re: x11-links for native
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/09/2005 08:33:57
On Thu, Jul 07, 2005 at 01:57:04PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> >In any case, all of this should just be trashed, and native XFree86 and 
> > installations should eventually be made to use the 
> >files from XFree86-libs and xorg-libs.
> pkgtools/x11-links/files/xfree says "The files listed below are the union 
> of the sets of files installed by the supported XFree distributions ...".
> Does this mean that this list includes some files from older XFree 
> distributions? (I didn't notice though.)

Yes, it contains entries from older XFree distributions.
Just take a look at the libraries in the xfree file, e.g.


Btw, what are these *.dylib files?

> If that is the case, maybe using files from XFree86-libs may 
> be too strict for native XFree86. But probably those old files would not 
> matter anyways.

It will, you can't use pkgsrc anymore with older NetBSD version which have
an older XFree86 version.
And there are people who don't use the pkgsrc XFree86-libs at all or use
cvs versions of XFree86.