OpenWindows vs X11r[345] (summary)

From: Chris Davies (
Date: Tue Aug 24 1993 - 03:45:01 CDT

Last week or so I asked if there was any reason why I shouldn't
softlink the OpenWindows directories from /usr/openwin/* up to
/usr/*/X11, viz,
    ln -s /usr/openwin/bin /usr/bin/X11
    ln -s /usr/openwin/lib /usr/lib/X11
    ln -s /usr/openwin/include/X11 /usr/include/X11

Thanks to those who replied to me. Basically the consensus of opinion
is that this is fine. However you still need the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
variable set, and it's necessary to include the maths library (libm) on
the linker line for X apps, and possibly the resolver (libresolv) too.

Another point made is that there are actually a couple of X library
patches available from Sun - 100512-04 and 100573-04 which fix problems
with libXt (harmless unresolved linker references) and libXmu.


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