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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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