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Re: XFree 4.0.1

ethan, it's been my experience that some tarballs don't respect where you
want to locate them in the sense that they spew binaries, links and
libraries wherever they please.  i've seen many games install themselves in
/usr/local, like i told them to, and then just push their libraries wherever
they please.

i haven't installed X.  truth be told, i'm a bit scared to.  but i would
imagine that the respectible folk at xfree86 would respect requests for
putting their package where the user pleases.


> On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 04:43:52AM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> > Moritz Schulte wrote:
> > 
> > > Try http://samosa.debian.org/~branden/
> > 
> > I installed fine from here, however, when I tried to upgrade the fonts,
> > things got weird.  At that point, I was unable to start X and lots of
> > dependency error.  Eventually, I just downloaded the tgz's from
> > xfree86.org and everything worked like a charm.  Since I am new to
> > Debian, my question is this:  how badly have I gone and soiled the
> > "purity" of my system?  Since I'm still unfamiliar with making my own
> if you installed into /usr/local like your supposed to your fine, if
> you just overwrote random stuff in /usr your hosed.
> > debs, I have installed a new kernel and a couple other programs, and now
> > X.  I would assume that when the stable X4.0.1 package is out I can
> > install that and that will fix things?  Is there an easier way?  Despite
> > the fact that I've "corrupted" my system, what else have I just done?
> > Chris
> if you installed into /usr/local and did not damage /etc/X11 much you
> should be fine by installing the real debs from woody.  if you blew
> away package manager owned files you will have a broken system at
> worst or a bunch of cruft at best.  
> never ever install anything yourself unless its in /usr/local/


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