X11R6 compatibility symlink
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 09:21:10 PDT 2007
Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 06:49:34PM -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> And this is the 'blanket' file that goes on broken packages pages:
>> + <para>This package (unfortunately) expects the <application>X
>> + Window</application> system to be installed in the
>> + <filename class='directory'>/usr/X11R6</filename> directory. If you're
>> + using a recent version of <application>Xorg</application> and it is
>> + installed in any other location, ensure you have
>> + followed the instructions in the <xref linkend="X11R6-compat-symlink"/>
>> + section.</para>
> Nice restrained text - if it was me, I'd probably use
> 'inappropriate' language about packages whose developers don't keep
> up to date with changes. But one quibble - unless blfs has got rid
> of XFree86 (and I wouldn't argue with that), doesn't the choice of
> where to install also apply to XFree86 (e.g. the book currently has
> #define ProjectRoot /usr).
> So maybe s/Xorg/xwindows/ (without capitalisation) ?
It is never xwindows. It is the 'X Window System'. It has the well
know shorthand notation 'X'.
Personally I think I'd say:
This package expects the X Window system to be installed in the
/usr/X11R6 directory. If you have installed X in any other location,
ensure you have created a compatibility symbolic link as described in
the <xref linkend="X11R6-compat-symlink"/> section.
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