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Re: The latest XFree86 (3.3.2-4)

On Tue, May 12, 1998 at 12:45:40PM +0200, Brederlow wrote:
> I compiled and installed the XFree 3.3.2-4 and found some stones in my 
> path:
> 1. The Xresource was changed, so that Xterms have a black background.
>    Why didn't I get asked befor replacing the file? I get asked for
>    all other config files, just XFree doesn't ask.

:xfree86 (3.3.2-4) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
:  * debian/xbase-writeconfig: added lines to /etc/X11/Xresources to make xterm
:    use black background and gray90 foreground, similar to VC (Fixes: #4619)

(/etc/X11/Xresources is the appropriate place:
Debian Policy Manual version
:4.7. Programs for the X Windows system
:     *Application defaults* files have to be installed in the directory
:     `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/'. They are considered as part of the
:     program code. Thus, they should not be modified and should not be
:     tagged as *conffile*. If the local system administrator wants to
:     customise X applications globally, the file `/etc/X11/Xresources'
:     should be used.

/etc/X11/Xresources is a conffile of xbase; if you did not make changes wrt
the previous maintainer-supplied version, dpkg will assume you want to
upgrade to the maintainer-supplied new version. (see

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