Add a dependency on xclock
kevlo at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 24 06:20:31 UTC 2010
Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:31:23 +0100 (CET)
> Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
> > Kevin Lo wrote:
> > > Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > > > Kevin Lo wrote:
> > > > > Sometimes I only installed the xorg metaport x11/xorg on my FreeBSD.
> > > > > When I quit the X window, there's a message on the console:
> > > > >
> > > > > /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc: xclock: not found
> > > > >
> > > > > I think it makes sense to add dependency on xclock, what do you think?
> > > >
> > > > There are dozens of different clocks in ports/x11-clocks.
> > > > I don't think it makes sense to install one of them by
> > > > default just because it's mentioned as an example in the
> > > > xinitrc template. If someone really wants the "classic"
> > > > xclock (I'm trying to avoid the word "ancient"), he can
> > > > install it himself. This should be a conscious decision,
> > > > not an automatism.
> > > >
> > > > In my opinion, the xorg meta port already installs many
> > > > things that most people never need. Personally, I have
> > > > stopped using the meta port and install only the parts
> > > > that I need. This is a little more work in the beginning,
> > > > but it saves time in the long run when keeping things up
> > > > to date. On my workstation, it cut down the number of
> > > > packages by about 200 (from 700 down to 500).
> > >
> > > You missed the point. Do you have any idea Why flz@ committed
> > > this patch ?
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-ports/2009-January/163841.html
> > How is that related to xclock?
> Indirectly in that it re-adds xinit, which installs xinitrc, which is
> what started this whole thread.
That's exactly what I mean :-)
> OP could probably solve the whole dilemma by doing "touch ~/.xinitrc"
Right. I also have some newbies asked me why xlock wasn't installed
after they have xorg meta-port installed. Shouldn't it take care of
dependencies? Since some people got confused about that message,
that's why I proposed adding dependency on x11-clocks/xclock.
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