[blfs-support] Xorg required dep when following links in BLFS

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Tue Dec 24 17:41:33 PST 2013

On 12/24/2013 06:42 PM, Simon Geard wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 04:07 -0600, William Harrington wrote:
>> xorg-proto ( which has util-macros as required dependency) does not
>> have Xorg introduction as a required dependency where XORG_PREFIX and
>> XORG_CONFIG is set.
> Do we really have a reason for having these variables, instead of just
> installing X into /usr like most other packages? As the book notes, the
> distros don't do this anymore... is there any advantage to inexperienced
> users in using a separate path by default?
> Seems to me it would be easier to build into a standard location by
> default, and let those who know what they're doing change it... it
> simplifies things, given that users no longer need to worry about
> setting XORG_PREFIX, fiddling with PATH, PKG_CONFIG_PATH,
> Simon.


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