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Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles


From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles
Date: 14 Mar 2002 14:39:47 -0800
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Ludovic Court├Ęs <ludovic.courtes@utbm.fr> writes:

> I agree this would be an easy way to fix the problem, but I also think that
> there's nothing wrong with having /X11R6. I think this kind of separation is
> quite useful (unlike /usr) because the user knows, for instance, that a lib
> in /X11R6/lib is for X clients and that programs in /X11R6/bin are all either
> X clients or programs related to the X server. Also, "rm -rf /X11R6" should
> remove eveything related to X...

Except it doesn't, because there is no obligation (or even practice)
to conform to that.  Ususally, the X11R6 directory just gets what's in
the actual XFree86 stuff, ant the rest of X-related is just ordinary
program.

And this is *exactly* the sort of difference that does not matter to
people.




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