Subject: Re: pkg/33874 (can't download meta-pkgs/{xorg,XFree86} distfiles without setting X11_TYPE)
To: None <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2006 13:12:22
On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 01:04:36AM +0000, wrote:
> Synopsis: can't download meta-pkgs/{xorg,XFree86} distfiles without setting X11_TYPE
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By:
> State-Changed-When: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 01:04:34 +0000
> State-Changed-Why:
> Since xorg and xfree86 set PKG_SKIP_REASON, this is
> not a problem of xorg or xfree86. The behaviour is correct
> to avoid waste of disk space.


limiting-factor!bad 146 % cd pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/XFree86
limiting-factor!bad 147 % make fetch
WARNING: X11_TYPE=XFree86 is mandatory.

Obviously, it is a problem of xfree86. Same happens for xorg.

And since I just told it to "waste disk space" on what grounds do you
tell me that I am not allowed to waste the disk space I paid for?

> Patching is in-general
> wouldn't work either since dependencies have to be installed
> before the patch phase.

Nonsense. The only possible dependncy that would be required is a
support patch(1), which has nothing to do with the X11_TYPE to be