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Bug#364489: marked as done (xkbcomp looks for files in the wrong directory)

Your message dated Mon, 24 Apr 2006 12:27:17 +0200
with message-id <20060424102717.GA14065@country.grep.be>
and subject line Bug#364489: xkbcomp looks for files in the wrong directory
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Package: xbase-clients
Version: 1:7.0.0-4
Severity: normal


(filing this on xbase-clients rather than xorg-xserver-core, since
according to strace, xkbcomp is the thing that actually looks at the

Since the move to X11R7, I had issues with my laptop's keyboard (an
Apple PowerBook). Being lazy (and not in the vicinity of another system
to fix the laptop, should I fuck up the keyboard), I didn't check it out
until today.

My X keyboard definition looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"macintosh"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"wouter"

Which should mean that X would look for a keymap with the "macintosh"
geometry, and the "wouter" layout. Indeed, with previous versions of X,
and my keymap in /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/wouter, this used to
work correctly; however, for it to work with current versions of X, it
only works if I put my modified keymap in
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/wouter, rather than in
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh_vndr/wouter, as I would expect.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.ISO-8859-15@euro, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.ISO-8859-15@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Versions of packages xbase-clients depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.3.6-7      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1              2.3.2-5.1    generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                2.1.10-3     FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfs6                      2:1.0.0-3    X11 Font Services library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]    6.4.1-0.4    A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libice6                     1:1.0.0-3    X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpng12-0                  1.2.8rel-5.1 PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                      1:1.0.0-4    X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.0.0-6    X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                     1:1.0.0-3    X11 authorisation library
ii  libxaw7                     1:1.0.1-5    X11 Athena Widget library
ii  libxcursor1           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                    1:1.0.0-4    X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                      1:1.0.0-5    X11 Input extension library
ii  libxkbfile1                 1:1.0.2-3    X11 keyboard file manipulation lib
ii  libxmu6                     1:1.0.1-3    X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxmuu1                    1:1.0.1-3    X11 miscellaneous micro-utility li
ii  libxrandr2                  2:  X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                 1:  X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                     1:1.0.1-4    X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxt6                      1:1.0.0-4    X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxtrap6                   1:1.0.0-3    X11 event trapping extension libra
ii  libxtst6                    1:1.0.1-3    X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  libxv1                      1:1.0.1-3    X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86dga1                2:1.0.0-3    X11 Direct Graphics Access extensi
ii  libxxf86vm1                 1:1.0.0-4    X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  x11-common                  1:7.0.10     X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  zlib1g                      1:1.2.3-11   compression library - runtime

xbase-clients recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 07:13:36AM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 11:12:34PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 08:55:59PM +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > Closing as invalid, since this is a user configuration issue.
> > 
> > Then at the very minimum this should be documented. Rather than having a
> > non-working "macintosh_vndr" directory, it should either work, or be
> > documented that it needs to be enabled somehow (by an option in
> > xorg.conf, I guess?), or be removed.
> It *is* documented.  That it existed previously was not documented, but
> in the rules file.

Okay, I probably missed it, then.

> If you 


> > A directory on disk with keymaps that cannot ever possibly be used is a
> > bug in my book.
> What?  Which directory?
> I'm not going to bother re-closing it: if you want to keep it open, good
> luck.  All I'm saying, is that you made local modifications to XKB, and
> that was what failed.

... because I didn't fix my rules file? Okay, that's as good an
explanation as any.

> Everything else works fine.  Your mail shows a lack of understanding
> of XKB 

Hmm, that wouldn't be impossible.

> (yes, it is hideously underdocumented), so arguing semantics about it
> probably isn't the best idea.

Good enough for me. Closing the bug.

Fun will now commence
  -- Seven Of Nine, "Ashes to Ashes", stardate 53679.4

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