X11 - help with description of X11 and tools

X11 - help with description of X11 and tools

Post by Rina Saman » Fri, 16 May 1997 04:00:00


I'm relatively new to using UNIX and wondered if anyone could help me
with X11. I've seen it mentioned a lot and have been told that it is
something to do with the windows package (X or OpenWindows) that sits on
top of Solaris.

Can anyone elaborate further?


1. Upgrading to 4.6.2...X11 config in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 or /etc/X11?

During the next week, I plan to upgrade my machine to 4.6.2.  When I
installed the installation of X11 that I have now, I built it from
source with the ports tree, and it put the config files in the normal
location /usr/X11R6/lib/X11.
        However, I'm aware that in the past, FreeBSD has packaged the
X configs to go into /etc/X11, and I also remember that back when I was
running 4.4 on a different machine, the port asked you before the build
which of the two locations you'd like your X configs to go to.
        What I'm wondering is this:  If I do the upgrade, and have it
upgrade my X-Window installation, is it going to be smart enough to see
which place to look for my configuration?  I like freedom of choice with
things like this, but I hope the package tools are keeping all this
freedom in mind at upgrade time.

Anybody done the upgrade already on a machine with the configs in /usr?

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