Remaining differences between modular & monolith installs

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sun Oct 16 11:42:11 PDT 2005

I've been diff'ing install trees produced by the modular & monolith
CVS head's lately.   (You may have noticed all the man page checkins
to bring the modular man pages up to what's installed by the monolith.
Another set should be coming soon for the driver man page.)

Other major remaining inconsistencies I've seen:

  - app-defaults are installed to /etc/X11/app-defaults instead of
    $(prefix)/lib/X11/app-defaults.   Any objection to moving them
    back?   (/etc/X11/app-defaults is traditionally where sites install
    custom versions to override the /usr/X11/lib... versions.   As bug
    4626 notes, this breaks the ability to use localized app-defaults.)

  - The xdm config files that used to be installed under
    ProjectRoot/lib/X11/xdm are now just under $(prefix)/lib/xdm.
    If we're going to move them, /etc/X11/xdm seems a more correct place
    for the config files, but the others (like chooser and the default
    pixmaps) should probably stay under $(prefix)/lib/X11/xdm.  Any

  - modular Xorg logs to $(prefix)/var/log instead of /var/log.
    Should there be a --with-nothing-outside-prefix for those who
    want this and change the default back to not have $(prefix)?

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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