Heads Up: X11BASE removal

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 08:33:57 UTC 2011

On 26 Dec 2011 06:57, "Alex Kozlov" <spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 09:22:02PM -0500, Eitan Adler wrote:
> > The X11BASE variable has been deprecated for a long time. Support for
> > having a X11BASE different than LOCALBASE was terminated on
> > 2009/12/18. After the 9.0 release I will commit a patch that removes
> > all current references of the variable from bsd.port.mk and
> > bsd.xorg.mk.  In the meantime I will be adding some helper code to a
> > few ports that still depend on it. New ports should not reference
> > X11BASE at all.
> Do You consider removal of X11 dir from /etc/mtree/BSD.root.dist in
> Old insallations already have this dir and new doesn't have xorg.conf at
> all or have it in $PREFIX/etc/X11/

X11BASE is the variable that used to reference /usr/X11R6 which is where
the older XFree86 was installed.  Since we moved to Xorg, it's been a
symlink to /usr/local if present.

/etc/X11 is not related to this change.


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