Plans for after FreeBSD-5.3-RELEASE.

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at
Wed Sep 22 11:43:04 PDT 2004

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 12:54:33 -0500, Scot Hetzel <swhetzel at> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:57:00 +0200, Jose M Rodriguez
> <josemi at> wrote:
>>   Our main problem is that we need to do some tweaks to FreeBSD that
>> can go to ports and base.  We prefer share them that making local  
>> patches.
>>   Our main objection is that x11, gnome and kde are heavy (and happy)
>> maintained.
>>   Our ask is about comments, notes and approvals to:
>>     - patchs against src for /etc/rc.d/xdm and so.
>>     - patchs against xorg-clients (and sim) to move xinit/xdm config to
>> /etc/X11
> The rc.d scripts would still need to be installed into ${PREFIX}/etc/rc.d

No. I'm talking about /usr/src/etc/rc.d/xdm

This script is inherit from NetBSD rcNG, but is not active on FreeBSD.

I think is a better option that:

And more in the way of launch xdm/kdm from init via /etc/ttys

So, any "xdm" you choose, allways make the config on /etc

- via /etc/ttys -> classic FreeBSD method to launch xdm/kdm

- via /etc/rc.conf -> new method I want to try

+ xdm_enble="NO"
+ xdm_program="/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm"

/etc/rc.conf (xdm)

/etc/rc.conf (gdm)


> You should ask on the ports mailing list as these changes would affect
> more than just 5.3+ and -CURRENT.

Yes, of course.

But I want some ack that maybe possible.

I no issues by x11 and gnome, my initial workplan about this is:

  - make /etc/rc.d/xdm usable on CURRENT
  - convert gdm2 ${PREFIX}/etc/rc.d/ in a rcNG script
  - make gdm2 depend on sysutils/rc_subr on non 5.x systems
  - after some point of CURRENT/RELENG_5, use xdm_enable instead of  
  - in the same moment or afer that make gmd2 not install  

Any comments about that are welcome

Also, on making this or other script capable of launch a Xserver for XDMCP  


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