Remaining differences between modular & monolith installs

Daniel Stone daniel at
Sun Oct 16 17:17:17 PDT 2005

On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 11:42:11AM -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>  - 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)?

I've long been pretty annoyed by this, but you can override with
--localstatedir on the ./configure line.  Bear in mind that it
also uses $(prefix)/etc/X11 by default, unless you pass it
--sysconfdir=/etc.  I'm very tempted to bludgeon a patch that sets
localstatedir=/var and sysconfdir=/etc when prefix=/usr, into autoconf
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