[patch] bsd.ports.mk: X_WINDOW_SYSTEM and linux

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Thu Jun 8 15:10:35 UTC 2006

Quoting Boris Samorodov <bsam at ipt.ru> (from Thu, 08 Jun 2006 02:47:23 +0400):

> As you know, there are two X_WINDOW_SYSTEMs used with FreeBSD. They
> may be choosed (auto or by hand). So far our ports have had only one

My impression is, that after some amount of time only Xorg will "survive".

> to use with linux (linux-XFree86-libs). Five weeks ago netchild@
> committed a new one (linux-xorg-libs).
> Now the question is how to configure the needed linux X libraries. My

Don't. Yes, we have OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT. I see it as some kind of  
help when testing updates for the linux base port. Some people may use  
it to use a non-default linux base. Since we (emulation@) only support  
the default linux base port, they are doing it on their own. So  
providing such an option to let the user select what he wants is the  
wrong goal IMO.

Each linux distribution comes with his own default X11 implementation.  
They make sure everything works with it. We should stay with the X11  
system the default linux distribution uses. We're happy to have some  
resources ATM to get the default linux base into shape (thanks for all  
you work here Boris!), but we should not put ourself into a place  
where we seem to promise more than what we are able to handle.

When we switch the default linux base port and the default linux x11  
port, I intend to mark the XFree86 one as deprecated (together with  
all the unmaintained or old linux base ports).


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