Add a dependency on xclock
gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 23 17:18:45 UTC 2010
On Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:31:23 +0100 (CET)
Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de> wrote:
> Kevin Lo wrote:
> > Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > > Kevin Lo wrote:
> > > > Sometimes I only installed the xorg metaport x11/xorg on my FreeBSD.
> > > > When I quit the X window, there's a message on the console:
> > > >
> > > > /usr/local/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc: xclock: not found
> > > >
> > > > I think it makes sense to add dependency on xclock, what do you think?
> > >
> > > There are dozens of different clocks in ports/x11-clocks.
> > > I don't think it makes sense to install one of them by
> > > default just because it's mentioned as an example in the
> > > xinitrc template. If someone really wants the "classic"
> > > xclock (I'm trying to avoid the word "ancient"), he can
> > > install it himself. This should be a conscious decision,
> > > not an automatism.
> > >
> > > In my opinion, the xorg meta port already installs many
> > > things that most people never need. Personally, I have
> > > stopped using the meta port and install only the parts
> > > that I need. This is a little more work in the beginning,
> > > but it saves time in the long run when keeping things up
> > > to date. On my workstation, it cut down the number of
> > > packages by about 200 (from 700 down to 500).
> > You missed the point. Do you have any idea Why flz@ committed
> > this patch ?
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-ports/2009-January/163841.html
> How is that related to xclock?
Indirectly in that it re-adds xinit, which installs xinitrc, which is
what started this whole thread.
OP could probably solve the whole dilemma by doing "touch ~/.xinitrc"
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