7.0 installation, and Xorg in particular

Dominic Fandrey LoN_Kamikaze at gmx.de
Sat Dec 1 00:19:53 PST 2007

Frank Staals wrote:
> Freminlins wrote:
> <snip>
>> Err, yeah. Look through hundreds of packages to see which dependencies
>> they
>> have. Helpful. Not.
>> This way of doing X11 is seriously unhelpful to end users. If having
>> individual packages for everything is so good, please tell me why
>> everything
>> in /bin, /usr/bin and so on is not an individual package. It's because
>> the
>> idea of doing so is dumb.
>> Frem.
> Allthough I think the modular approach to Xorg is a good thing, I have
> to agree the xorg-meta port installs A LOT of ports. A xorg-lite port an
> xorg-lite port would be usefull for a user who is planning on installing
> a low-end X windows environment.  I  thought  I read at the
> freebsd-ports list such thing was being worked on some time ago. But I
> haven't heard anything about it anymore for quite some time now. What
> happened to that idea ?

I suppose because it's not needed:

# cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg
# make config-recursive

will allow you to make all your choices.

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