Problems installing Xaw3d?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Tue Nov 1 00:52:34 PST 2005

On Tuesday,  1 November 2005 at 19:14:39 +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Tuesday,  1 November 2005 at  3:26:11 -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 06:00:27PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>> I've just tried several times to install emacs on a freshly installed
>>> 7.0 box (Dell Inspiron 6000 FWIW).  The Emacs installation fails
>>> consistently with the following messages:
>>>  ...
>> Looks like you're using XFree86 (not the default), but don't have
>> X_WINDOW_SYSTEM set appropriately (see /usr/ports/UPDATING).
> No.  Everything's the default.

To clarify: this is a fresh install.

Of course, I missed the obvious question: why should this make any
difference?  I glanced through /usr/ports/UPDATING, but nothing
reached out and grabbed me.  I don't suppose you really expect
everybody to read an entire 45+ pages of docco to understand why their
view of the world varies from that of the ports collection.

Linux distributions install all this stuff by default.  If we don't,
why should we expect anybody to care about trying?

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