Non-standard X11 Paths
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 13:20:45 PDT 2007
Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 6/12/07, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>>> Currently there are a couple issues with packages finding X11
>>> components when they are installed to non-standard locations.
>> My head hurts. Lets regroup and summarize the issues.
Thanks Dan. That was a very good summary.
The reason I don't like /usr is that it makes if very difficult to
isolate the X11 package. I think that isolating the package is a very
big advantage for LFS builders. It allows building multiple versions
and switching between them with simple symlinks.
To a more conventional distribution, using /usr may make sense. There
the upgrades are made via package managers and these upgrades have
already been well tested. The need for backing up is far less than for
I have no problem with having methods in the book for both /usr and some
other location. For me, I will continue to avoid /usr for the extensive
applications like X11, qt, kde, etc.
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