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Re: Request for policy advice on X server manpages

On Fri, Apr 03, 1998 at 08:53:30PM -0500, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
>        XFree86  uses  a  configuration file called XF86Config for
>        its initial setup.  This configuration  file  is  searched
>        for in the following places:
>         /etc/XF86Config
>         <XRoot>/lib/X11/XF86Config.hostname
>         <XRoot>/lib/X11/XF86Config
>        where  <XRoot> refers to the root of the X11 install tree.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Why do you need a symlink in the first place, if the search
> sequence that is specified in the man page is followed by the X
> server?

Because debian keeps it in /etc/X11/XF86Config, the above says
/etc/XF86Config (no X11). Keeping it in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
would be wrong, configuration files belong in /etc.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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