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Re: xorg-clients package

From: W B Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 08:07:58 +0800

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:On Wed, July 5, 2006 12:46 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>     I personally believe that the file should contain the line by default
:>     since 99.9% of the installations will want to run a local server,
:>     but I guess we would have to convince the pkgsrc package maintainer
:>     of that.
:That would be Joerg, who already seems unconvinced.  :)

    Well, I'll just point out that not only do 99.9% of X installations run
    on local machines and need that line, but also 95% of the users using
    those X installations will have no idea that the Xservers file needs
    to be modified or even what an 'Xservers' file is!  So just about anyone
    who is not otherwise told about having to modify the file will believe
    that xdm is broken.

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Disclaimer: I have run X, but never on a server, and don't expect to run it again, save for the few OS X apps I use that are not native.

So perhaps I'm a 'disinterested third party'.

Accordingly, presuming that having the line present will result in a 'graceful' fail if invoked on a headless server, then, yes, it should harm none and help many to have it there to make an X install as near 'turnkey' as possible, at least for the basics.

Detail configs & customization for later, of course.

Bill Hacker

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