xdm installation is weird

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bris.ac.uk
Fri Mar 21 13:54:02 UTC 2014

x11/xdm installs example config files
under /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/
and pkg records this:

TZAV> pkg info -xl xdm

However, in addition, all example files
are also installed under
/usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/, and this
is not recorded by pkg.
This seems to be a problem.
Because any local change to the config
files is lost on update or reinstallation.

It would probably be better
not to copy and example config
files under /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/.
Instead xdm installation should
inform the user to copy, and modify,
if needed the example scripts to
that directory.

Then on update/reinstall the actual
config files are not affected.

I've submitted a PR on this 2 years ago:


Am I the only one who uses XDMCP,
i.e. has to modify the default
config settings, and therefore
is affected by this issue?

Any comments?


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