Problems, Problems!

John Lowell johnlowell at
Thu Aug 14 12:33:45 GMT 2003

Well, truth be know, Terry, unless its tucked away in a very obscure spot,
neither the install documentation nor the webpage mention this requirement
at all as far as I can tell. And, of course, if it weren't for common sense,
one wouldn't feel it necessary to review anything more than the last several
months of a mail archive when confronted with a problem of this kind, eh? No
one has raised the question of your adding dependencies to the many GUI apps
in the moonbase. A simple, easy to find directive would be enough.

John Lowell

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Chan" <tpchan at>
To: <lunar at>
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: Problems, Problems!

> This is an old discussion in the Lunar ML archives.  We expect Lunar users
> to realize they MUST lin xfree86 before attempting to compile/install ANY
> X-Windows programs.  Its mentioned in the install docs, the webpage, and
> common sense should prevail.  We are not going to add xfree86 as a
> dependency to the hundreds of GUI applications in the moonbase.
> Terry Chan
> -----------------------------------------------------------

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