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Re: app-defaults vs. Xresources

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>Priority: non-urgent
>Importance: low
>Richard Kaszeta <kaszeta@me.umn.edu> 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
>relatively easy.

I can't really "upgrade" machines outside my site, can I?

Richard W Kaszeta 			Graduate Student/Sysadmin
bofh@bofh.me.umn.edu			University of MN, ME Dept

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