michael johnson ahze at ahze.net
Fri Jul 14 19:00:58 UTC 2006

On 7/14/06, pfgshield-freebsd at yahoo.com <pfgshield-freebsd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at cox.net> ha scritto:
> >
> > Nobody should install both xorg and xfree86 at the same time. It's
> pretty
> > pointless and it would cause more messy when you try to build other
> ports
> > that depend on either of it. Move everything in LOCALBASE, nothing more
> > and nothing less, is much cleaner.
> >
> Consider the following scenario:
> Happy owner of an (lets say) ATI card wants to use FreeBSD but he REALLY
> needs
> OpenGL. He decides to give XFree86 a try since he has heard on XOrg the
> accelerated OpenGL doesn't work very well yet.
> Happy owner installs some non-X packages and then installs XFree86. He
> then
> goes throught the work of setting up his build for building everything
> with
> XFree86. When a "working" XOrg release comes he'll have to massively
> deinstall
> packages including XFree86 (and his configuration files) just to check if
> XOrg
> now works.
> Having it's own prefix, he still has to remove packages, but at least now
> he
> knows most of the conflicting packages will be in /usr/X11, and if there
> is
> "garbage" left he can still do rm -rf /usr/X11 without fear of removing
> non-X
> stuff.
> If POLA is important here, I guess leaving X11BASE as it is now
> (/usr/X11R6)
> for XFree86 is the way to go. I'm not saying we should be able to run
> different
> Xservers in the same box (although that is not a bad idea altogether), but
> that
> we could, and should, alleviate the issues of people wanting to run
> XFree86,
> especially since it comes at no cost.

for the few people this would apply to they could always add something to
make.conf to install Xfree86 in /usr/X11R6 or xorg or what ever and have
both installed.

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