XOrg-7.2 - libXcb

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 4 18:57:50 PDT 2007

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote these words on 07/03/07 21:01 CST:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> I install Xorg in /opt/X11R7.2.
> OK, my objection to $XORG_PREFIX is invalidated by this.

Note that the *first* paragraph in the 'X Window System Components'
'Configuring The X Window System' says this (which could easily
confuse folks):

If you've installed the X Window System in any prefix other than /usr,
as the root user, add </usr/X11R6>/lib to the /etc/ld.so.conf file and
run ldconfig. Additionally, while still the root  user, ensure
</usr/X11R6>/bin and </usr/X11R6>/lib/pkgconfig  are added to your
PATH and PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variables, respectively.
Instructions for doing this are described in the section The Bash
Shell Startup Files.

IMO, it's wrong. It references /usr/X11R6, when that directory path
isn't previously mentioned or referenced. Why just indiscriminately
add this path? If X isn't installed there (or appropriate symlinks
added), why add it?

The explanation should be more precise about guiding folks that don't
use /usr for the installation path.


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