Re: Berlin & FSSTND/FHS
On Sat, 3 Jul 1999, Robert Thomson wrote:
> /usr/X11* is there for historic reasons - nothing more. I'm sure there are
FHS2 doesn't say a word about this ``historic reason'', though...
4.1 /usr/X11R6 : X Window System, Version 11 Release 6
This hierarchy is reserved for the X Window System, version 11 release
6, and related files.
To simplify matters and make XFree86 more compatible with the X Window
System on other systems, the following symbolic links should be
/usr/bin/X11 -> /usr/X11R6/bin
/usr/lib/X11 -> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
/usr/include/X11 -> /usr/X11R6/include/X11
In general, software should not be installed or managed via the
above symbolic links. They are intended for utilization by users only.
is related to the release version of the X Window System -- in
transitional periods, it is impossible to know what release of X11 is
Host-specific data in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 should be interpreted as a
demonstration file. Applications requiring information about the
(from files such as Xconfig, XF86Config, or system.twmrc) must
reference a configuration file in /etc/X11, which may be linked to a