xfree86 4.2.0

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Jan 20 23:20:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 08:51:52AM +0200, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
>On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Robert Collins wrote:
>> All that should be needed (as a starting point) for a setup.exe based
>> distribution (if your current tarballs are rooted at / ) is to
>> * Create a src package(s) as appropriate. You can have one for all the
>> binaries (*)
>> * Rename any hardcoded config files that users might change to
>> foo.default or similar.
>> * If you've got scripts to do post-extraction tasks, such as create
>> desktop icons or the like, place them in /etc/postinstall/packagename.sh
>But examine them first, and decide if they can't be run earlier (while
>creating the package). A complecated post-install script calls for
>> * Create setup.hint files - one per .tar.gz|bz2/
>> * Check with http://www.cygwin.com/setup.html to see if anything has
>> been missed.
>> (*) via a little trickery.
>The X server needs to be in a seperate binary package (as it is likely to
>change). The libraries should be in a seperate package, as I might be
>using them to run programs with a different X server.
>Further separations can probably made (separate fonts packages, separate
>documentation packages, etc. Think of all the choices that the install
>script gives youon what to install).
>I hope someone cares enough to take this task. Installing this bunch of
>tarballs with the strange install script (that required me write
>permission to the directory of the tarballs, for instance) proved to be a
>real pain. And I'm a bit afraid of upgrading it...

Why not use the current RPM layout?  This is what I have on my system right now:



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