Dropping X11BASE in favour for LOCALBASE

Eric Schuele e.schuele at computer.org
Thu Oct 19 20:19:10 UTC 2006

On 10/19/06 15:14, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 09:55:16PM +0200, Marcus von Appen wrote:
>> On, Thu Oct 19, 2006, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 06:01:42PM +0200, Marcus von Appen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> according to the status report sent around today, X11BASE should be
>>>> dropped in favour for LOCALBASE.
>>>> Is there an actual schedule until when this should happen and how should
>>>> we deal with our current ports now? Just remove the USE_X_PREFIX macro
>>>> when we submit new PRs for (our) existing ports or anything besides
>>>> that? 
>>>> A further explanation why that move shall happen would be great, too :-).
>>> It can only possibly happen after a team of interested people have put
>>> in the work to fix the several thousand ports that have hard-coded
>>> knowledge of /usr/X11R6 (i.e. which do not respect X11BASE anyway).
>> So what was the announcement about then? Was the X11BASE vs. LOCALBASE
>> section within it just a generalization of the GNOME changes and X11BASE
>> will be kept? Or should we maintainers switch to LOCALBASE whenever
>> possible from now on?
> It wasn't an "announcement", it was a description of future plans.  I
> don't know who is actively working on it.

But /usr/ports/UPDATING reads:
   AFFECTS: All GTK+2 and GNOME users
   AUTHOR: gnome at FreeBSD.org

   GNOME has been updated to 2.16. All GTK+2 and GNOME components have
   been moved from X11BASE (/usr/X11R6) to LOCALBASE (/usr/local). To
   upgrade your GNOME desktop or/and other applications you will need
   to use either sysutils/portupgrade or sysutils/portmaster. To use
   portmaster, make sure you have least 1.9 version to have the
   upgrade success.

> Kris


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