Xorg - minimal

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Fri Oct 17 01:19:21 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 08:22:41PM -0400, Eitan Adler wrote:
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> I think there should be a port that just depends on the required parts
> of X:  x11-servers/xorg-server X11/xinit X11/xauth and the required
> fonts.  I would be happy to narrow down the specific ports if necessary.
>    I personally feel that x11/xorg contains way way to much, while just
> installing x11-servers/xorg-server isn't enough to get the server started.

I found out that getting rid of most of the video drivers was already
a huge step forward:

drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel    512 Oct  3 12:23 xf86-input-keyboard-1.2.2_2
drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel    512 Oct  3 12:23 xf86-input-mouse-1.2.3_2
drwxr-xr-x    2 root  wheel    512 Oct  3 12:23 xf86-video-ati-6.9.0

That are the only three I have. Yes, there are many more x*
applications nistalled, but it's not something I am worried about.

> Anyone agree?  Anyone attempt this before?  Should I submit a new
> "xorg-lite" port?

I suggest to just make the port, to submit it, and see what works
and breaks and see what people think about it.

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