[csw-maintainers] /opt/csw/X11 notes

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Fri Jun 5 00:30:51 CEST 2009

FYI: with William and Dagobert now releasing packages for it, I have added
a note about /opt/csw/X11, to http://www.opencsw.org/standards/layout , so
everyone will have a clear idea of their purpose.

The note is short enough that I will just replicate it here, to save people
some effort:

[/opt/csw/] X11

    This is for our own packaged X11 libs, loosely equivalent to /usr/X11R6
    on other systems.

    Up until 2009, we have relied upon the system level X11 libraries
    shipped with Solaris. In most cases, we wish to continue to do so.

    However, there are some recent applications that require modern
    versions of X11 libraries. We make them available in this separate
    subtree, so that applications will not accidentally pull them in at
    compile time, but default to the system ones. That way, our builds will
    only pull in our own X11 libs as dependancies, if the maintainer
    decides it is absolutely required.

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