RFC: Merging X11BASE to LOCALBASE

Florent Thoumie flz at xbsd.org
Wed Jul 19 15:26:14 UTC 2006


On Tue, 2006-07-18 at 21:43 +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Dejan Lesjak <dejan.lesjak at ijs.si> writes:
> > [...] as far as X.org 7 ports themselves go, they right now already
> > happily build and install under /usr/X11R6 prefix [...]
> 
> This makes no sense at all, since X.org is (by definition) X11R7.
> 
> BTW, I am constantly amazed at FreeBSD ports maintainers' continued
> insistence that X, Y or Z "can't be done" when in fact everybody else
> is already doing it, and FreeBSD is the odd one out with innumberable
> hacks and tweaks to make it work "our way" instead of the way
> everybody else does it.  This debate is a perfect example of this: the
> rest of the world already installs everything (X, KDE, Gnome...) under
> a single prefix - usually /usr - yet FreeBSD port maintainers insist
> that it can't possibly be done.

Nobody says it can't be done. The fact we've had two different prefixes
for such a long time just created possible collisions when it comes to
merging them.

-- 
Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD Committer
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