On 27/05/07, Kiffin Gish <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a question about the xorg 7.2 upgrade.
> I noticed that tons of extra x11 packages are being installed by default
> for some reason, my packages count growing beyond 950! The whole process
> is taking more than a day and there is no end in sight.
> Are they really required, and if not, how can I safely remove these
> unwanted packages?
Similarly, back when Gentoo switched to xorg 7.0
I suddenly discovered that I had to install xwd, xsetroot,
and a myriad (not literal) of other programs just to
get back the functionality included in xorg-clients
under 6.9. It's a bit of a pain, but that's how life is
now in the fantastic world of xorg. At least we have
meta-ports to do the ugly bit for us. Figuring out
which ones you can live without might be more effort
than just letting it blithely compile.
As a note, for me 7.2 added about 280 entries in