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Re: pkgsrc and XAPPLRESDIR
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 08:28:46PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> Some packages install app-defaults file into /usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults
> but the directory search is handled by X libraries (I guess)
> so xpkgwedge doesn't help at run time. (not installed by pkg_add(1))
> I had to put setenv XAPPLRESDIR for it, but it took a few hours
> to remember it because I completely forgot it. In such case
> commented out variable settings in skel files might help users.
> Anyway it would be better to add a MESSAGE file that mentions XAPPLRESDIR
> to all packages which install app-defaults files (only ancient apps?),
> or simply fix our xsrc to search also /usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults
> per PR xsrc/26357, as we already added /usr/pkg/bin into the default PATH.
That or patch the small number of packages that actually install an
app-defaults file to compile the settings in instead.
The whole X resource scheme is a legacy mess and it's not worth
spending time to sort it out carefully, IMO.
David A. Holland
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