[BLFS Trac] #2391: Convenience /etc/X11 symlinks point the other way round

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Thu Sep 13 05:20:30 PDT 2007

#2391: Convenience /etc/X11 symlinks point the other way round
 Reporter:  alexander at linuxfromscratch.org  |       Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                            |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                          |   Milestone:  6.3                           
Component:  BOOK                            |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                          |    Keywords:                                
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/x/x-setup.html says:

   As a convenience, Xorg-7.2 users should populate the /etc/X11 directory
 with symlinks to various configuration directories that were located in
 /etc/X11 with previous versions of Xorg. This step is not needed for
 XFree86 users. Execute the following commands as the root user:

 mkdir $XORG_PREFIX/share/X11/twm &&
 ln -svt /etc/X11 \
     $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/{fs,lbxproxy,proxymngr,rstart} \
     $XORG_PREFIX/lib/X11/{xdm,xinit,xserver,xsm} \

 I.e., it states that configuration files are not in /etc. This is a direct
 violation of FHS. The files should really live in /etc/X11, and
 $XORG_PREFIX/share/X11/{app-defaults,...} should be symlinks to /etc/X11

 OTOH, in Debian, the configuration files are in /etc/X11, and the
 abovementioned symlinks do not exist. I should examine their way of
 building Xorg.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2391>
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