Bug#1218: xbase install fails
On Wed, 16 Aug 1995, Ian Murdock wrote:
> Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 20:27 BST
> From: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I'd be reluctant to arrange that by default start-stop-daemon exit
> with a non-zero exit status when the file specified with --exec
> doesn't exist. Doing so would make it harder to catch errors where
> the file specified with --exec was wrong.
> I agree.
> I consider the problem a bug in xbase, so I'm making a new revision
> which fixes it. This revision will check whether /usr/bin/X11/xdm
> and /usr/bin/X11/xfs exist before running start-stop-daemon to stop
> them. It will be available by this evening.
Is there a reason that there is any files in /usr/bin/X11 ??
Most of the other OS'es out there are trying to get away from using a
syslink from there to /usr/X11R6/bin. it is by far easier to add it to
the path that force the software to follow the link (ie. some libs will
complain if you force the links like that rather than using a natural path.)
Just a thoughts take a look at FreeBSD/BSDI/NetBSD/ScumOS if you look
where they install things to you will notice only /usr/X11R6/bin
X11R4 and X11R5 the convention was to place things in /usr/bin/X11 in R6
the CORE team tried to get that removed and with R7 due in a few months
you will see it phased out even more.....
(just getting back to mail after a week away ( actually was a nice break))
Matthew S. Bailey