Subject: Motif default
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/13/2007 23:31:17
[BCC to pkgsrc-users, please keep the discussion on tech-pkg]

Hi all,
a while ago OpenMotif was changed to include the license as it is
strictly partial OSS. The permission for use are only granted on Open
Source platforms. Due to the way the license framework currently works,
this means that we can't provide binary packages for any program
depending on OpenMotif. This includes e.g. Xpdf and others.

I don't think this issue will be fixed until the freeze starts, so I
want to ask whether we want to change the default to lesstif until the
problems are fixed.

If you are building from source, you can specify the Motif version using
MOTIF_TYPE_DEFAULT=openmotif and override the platform choice.