Subject: Re: xfree4.0.2 does not install
To: Mario Kemper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2001 13:41:49
On 7 Jan 2001, Mario Kemper wrote:
> Problem is, that during install a symlink is created
> lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 34 Jan 7 18:58 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults -> ../../../.././etc/X11/app-defaults
> and the above mkdir fails because of that. Anyone knows what to do?
You're expected to move your old config directories, under
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/, to /etc/X11/ (see xc/RELNOTES-X.org).
That plan sucks, IMO. All the search paths are still hard-coded to the
old location, anyway, so I prefer to leave the installed files there,
and only put customized files in /etc/X11/xdm/, /etc/X11/fs, and so on.
Try putting, in xc/config/cf/host.def,
#define UseEtcX11 NO
There are some other candidates in Imake.tmpl in the same directory.
#define NothingOutsideProjectRoot YES
In general, you should do a "make Everything" after editing host.def,
or least "make Makefiles" at the top, but I think you may not need to
just for this.
Something suitable should go into NetBSD.cf, eventually, but host.def
is "safe" to play with, as it's always left empty in the distribution
just for this purpose.