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Date:      Sat, 12 Dec 2009 17:49:52 +0000
From:      Chris Rees <utisoft@googlemail.com>
To:        andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, Steven Friedrich <freebsd@insightbb.com>
Subject:   Re: startx and xinit under FreeBSD8
Message-ID:  <b79ecaef0912120949p1a597b01p4f5fb674f97ccedf@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20091212174650.GA3084@ozzmosis.com>
References:  <200912111657.06299.freebsd@insightbb.com> <20091212174650.GA3084@ozzmosis.com>

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2009/12/12 andrew clarke <mail@ozzmosis.com>:
> On Fri 2009-12-11 16:57:06 UTC-0500, Steven Friedrich (freebsd@insightbb.=
com) wrote:
>
>> I installed FreeBSD to another partition, so I could check it out.
>> I selected All sources and binaries and KDE4.
>>
>> When I tried startx, it complained that it didn't exist.
>> It's just a script, so I copied it over from my 7.2p5 partition.
>> Now it complains that xinit doesn't exist.
>>
>> Why didn't these two get laid-down by the install??
>
> The dependencies for KDE4 probably don't go as far as requiring an X
> server. =A0Some machines run headless and so don't require an X server
> (what startx runs) to be installed to run X apps.

Yeah, it'd be a _royal_ pain if KDE and GNOME depended on an X server.
It'd defeat the whole client-server relationship!

Sorry it's confusing for people who wouldn't use it like that....

Also, please don't use XFree86! It's defunct, and has an obnoxious licence.

Chris



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