Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at ijs.si
Wed Jul 12 22:24:36 UTC 2006


There were a couple of debates already concerning /usr/X11R6 as prefix for X11 
ports and a bunch of other ports that currently by default install there. 
Quite some people were, when creating a new port that depends on X11, 
wandering whether to put it in X11BASE or LOCALBASE. More than once a 
question of whether the prefix /usr/X11R6 should be just dropped or at least 
only retained for core X11 distribution. With the upcoming X.org 7.x ports 
there is perhaps the opportunity to do the prefix merger along that.
Moving X11 prefix to LOCALBASE would simplify above dilemma. It would be also 
more similar to where linux distributions are going (at least Gentoo, Debian 
and Fedora deprecated /usr/X11R6 in favour of /usr which, while 
not /usr/local is the location of where all packages install - depending on 
X11 or not). If I remember correctly from previous discussions, it would be 
more convenient to people with separate mounts for installed packages as 
well. /usr/local is also the default value for --prefix configure option for 
X.org packages.
So it is general intention to go with /usr/local or rather ${LOCALBASE} as 
prefix for X11 ports. If anyone feels that this is horribly wrong, please 
speak up.

On behalf of x11 team,
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