Subject: Re: Overhaul X11 handling [was Re: need advice for integrating modular Xorg libraries and headers]
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/20/2006 17:39:57
On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 10:59:35AM -0400, Johnny Lam wrote:
> wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 02:19:38PM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> >>(4) Modify the monolithic and XFree86 packages in pkgsrc to
> >>    install directly into /usr/pkg, and not into /usr/pkg/{xorg,XFree86}.
> >>    Make them conflict with each other.
> >
> >I plan to kill XFree86 in pkgsrc with the exception of -server, so this
> >problem will mostly vanish.
> If that's really true, then I would certainly not mind seeing the 
> monolithic packages vanish as well, so that pkgsrc could just 
> focus on supporting "native-X11" or else using the modular X11 component 
> packages.

I don't have strong objections to that as well. I'd like to see a
two-step approach for that first, though:
(1) Make it work like native X11 with a symlink package.
(2) Remove it once the full modular tree is tested and working on all
platforms Xorg-6.9.0 currently works.