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Re: Setting up an X terminal: have to install tons of unneeded packages



On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 01:10:02AM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> But I wanted to configure the X terminal keyboard using xkb (as I usually 
> do on workstation). To do so, /etc/X11/xkb/* files are needed.
> But those are in xlibs package, and xkbcomp program (used by X server on 
> startup to compile xkb keymap) is in xbase-clients package. And 
> xbase-clients depends on 5 more packages (including huge xlibmesa3). All 
> those are completely uneeded on an X terminal that never should run any 
> local apps.
> 
> Maybe /etc/X11/xkb stuff should be moved to xserver-common or 
> xfree86-common?

No.

> P.S.
> Yes I know it is possible to setup X terminal keyboard by running xkbcomp 
> from Xsetup on server side, but I believe it is ugly.

Compile an appropriate *.xkm file with xkbcomp on a machine with the
client side, copy it to the X terminal's disk, and instruct the X server
to use it with the -xkbmap option.

(This post brought to you by the "man Xserver" foundation.)

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