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Re: pkg/57375: Bugfix to enable Russian, French an German keyboard within the package kvkbd
The following reply was made to PR pkg/57375; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/57375: Bugfix to enable Russian, French an German keyboard
within the package kvkbd
Date: Thu, 4 May 2023 04:33:30 +0000
On Sun, Apr 23, 2023 at 05:25:01PM +0000, adrian%mx.aik.onl@localhost wrote:
> Dear maintainers of the pkg xvkbd,
> using the default xvkbd installation from the pre-built binaries on NetBSD/amd64, it is not possible to enable the Russian keyboard.
> To use the Russian, French and German keyboard within xvkbd, the following changes are necessary:
> % cat /usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults/XVkbd
> #include "XVkbd-common"
> #include "XVkbd-german"
> #include "XVkbd-french"
> #include "XVkbd-russian"
(Why is it using app-defaults anyway? Did we fall into a timewarp back
> XVkbd searches for the keyboard definitions, in a other directory then where the installation of the pkg puts them:
> % ln -s /usr/pkg/lib/X11/app-defaults/XVkbd-russian /usr/X11R7/lib/X11/app-defaults/XVkbd-russian
This is problematic because packages shouldn't touch files outside the
Better to fix the search path.
David A. Holland
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