[BLFS Trac] #2119: Wrong datadir for xorg 7.1 : -> --datadir=$XORG_PREFIX/lib"

BLFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Oct 14 07:37:40 PDT 2006

#2119: Wrong datadir for xorg 7.1  : -> --datadir=$XORG_PREFIX/lib"
 Reporter:  EdB     |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task    |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal  |    Milestone:  6.2                           
Component:  BOOK    |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal  |   Resolution:                                
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Comment (by dj at linuxfromscratch.org):

 The datadir switch controlls other items as well, namely the location of
 some of the packages' default config files and fonts installation.  I
 can't recall exactly why that was chosen, but no doubt it was my doing.
 What we have now, I believe, is the most consistent way to do things for
 200 packages.  I personally would rather keep the X installed files
 completely separate from the rest of the system given the possibility of
 installing to an alternate prefix.  The ACLOCAL_FLAGS solution above is
 probably best.  I don't have an X6 installation to check against, but I
 don't recall a share directory in /usr/X11R6/ either.  Now, for a /usr
 installation, moving the files would be perfect, but that complicates
 difficult instructions even more.

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