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Re: /usr/bin or /usr/bin/X11

On Sun, Mar 21, 1999 at 10:12:05PM +0100, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> The reason is following:
> * You don't need to do changes if later mutliple frontends are available.
> * /usr/X11R6 is reserved for X server stuff, like servers, window-managers,
>   and things that come with X distribution. It should not be used for X
>   applications or clients.
> Unfortunately, this is not handled in a common and consistent way, but quite
> a lot people prefer /usr/bin/ even for the X server stuff, too. I don't want
> to argue about it, but it really makes sense for X applications which don't
> come with the X distribution to stay in /usr/bin.

I'm sure that we've discussed this before on debian-policy, and that policy
currently says all X applications should install in /usr/X11R6/. I think
this is very wrong, but that's what policy says.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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