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Re: Pre-Depends for Xorg 7.0

On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 08:55:00AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> There is some software that contains hardcoded paths to executables in
> /usr/bin/X11; for example, sshd hardcodes the path to
> /usr/bin/X11/xauth. sshd stats whatever it thinks is the location of
> xauth to find out whether it can do X11 forwarding, so it's not entirely
> trivial to unhardcode this path.

Ok, thanks for clarifying that. I wasn't aware of that issue. It also
explains some of the errors I've had with partial upgrades from 6.9 to 7.0.

> Current Ubuntu makes /usr/bin/X11 a symlink to . (i.e. /usr/bin) which
> means that this all continues to work fine after xauth and friends move
> to /usr/bin. David's paragraph above implies something different. David?

Right, I'm sorry. I'd forgotten about that part and had misread the script
before sending the mail. /usr/bin/X11 is still a symlink to . (or rather
../bin), so anything installing to /usr/bin/X11 will actually install to

 - David Nusinow

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