Re: app-defaults vs. Xresources
>Richard Kaszeta <email@example.com> 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.
Yeah, I understand this problem, but don't see much I can do with it.
>If you have a network of machines, you'll need to change
>/etc/X11/Xresources on each one. Programs like rdist can make this
I can't really "upgrade" machines outside my site, can I?
Richard W Kaszeta Graduate Student/Sysadmin
firstname.lastname@example.org University of MN, ME Dept
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