Official method for determining modular X module path?
aritger at nvidia.com
Thu Dec 1 13:52:43 PST 2005
On Fri, 2 Dec 2005, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 12:13:28AM -0800, Andy Ritger wrote:
> > I think the moduledir variable was discussed on IRC, and a recent
> > Gentoo install defines moduledir, but a user reported that it is
> > not defined on Fedora Core 5 RC1. Does the moduledir definition
> > in the pkgconfig *.pc files come from the Xorg modular build, or is
> > that something distribution maintainers will need to handle manually?
> > I'm nervous that this could be the kind of thing that would be easy
> > for a distro to overlook, and would only be exposed when someone
> > tried to install a 3rd party driver.
> It depends from distribution to distribution. For Ubuntu and Debian,
> this will only be installed if you install xserver-xorg-dev, which also
> installs all the development headers.
That may be problematic for users -- I expect many people won't
install the xserver-xorg-dev package, and it doesn't seem like that
should be necessary inorder for 3rd party installation tools to
know the module path.
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