Re: app-defaults vs. Xresources
Richard Kaszeta <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 1. If I change /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults, then this change will effect
> all users of Xdvi on my machine.
> 2. If I add this customisation to /etc/X11/Xresources, then since
> /etc/X11/Xresources (and .Xresources) only effect the copy of X
> running on the local machine, users on other machines will experience
> incorrect behavior.
The flaw in your reasoning is that an upgrade of xdvi will overwrite
/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/XDvi. Even if the file in app-defaults were
to be a conffile, a future version of XDvi might break with an old
app-default. The current way of overriding defaults in a separate
file really is better.
If you have a network of machines, you'll need to change
/etc/X11/Xresources on each one. Programs like rdist can make this
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