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bug #22853: man page should not refer to .Xdefaults

Submitter:  Tim Mann <mann>
Submitted:  Sun 06 Apr 2008 04:33:59 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  apersaud Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  None
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Sun 01 Mar 2009 04:25:13 AM UTC, comment #5: 

changed all .Xdefaults references to .Xresources in CVS

closing this bug.

Arun Persaud <apersaud>
Project Administrator
Tue 08 Apr 2008 04:52:03 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Oops, sorry, I failed to read your initial bug report in full.  I've addressed it back in the gentoo bugzilla where the details are.  See https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216493 comment #5.

Again, the only bug is that the man page should not mention .Xdefaults.

Tim Mann <mann>
Project Administrator
Tue 08 Apr 2008 11:10:42 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Sorry for not being clear enough. I did not complain about a man page. And I have already put the necessary values in the right files. I tried both .Xresources, ~/XBoard and the other possible values.
The issue is that from neither X11 resource file xboard read in my 2 defined config values.
Please have a look at the original bug report.

Toralf Förster <toralf>
Mon 07 Apr 2008 06:15:04 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Your "clarification" is wrong.  xboard reads resources in the standard way for Xt apps, by calling XtAppInitialize.  This gets the resources that are stored in the X server itself (the ones you can see by typing xrdb -query; see "man xrdb" for details) and those that are in the file ~/XBoard.

When you start X, "startx" or whatever desktop environment you use reads some default resources from a file and sets them into the X server using xrdb.  The standard name of this file was .Xdefaults many years ago, but now it's .Xresources.  xboard, like other apps, sees these resources only because of that initialization.

So, the only bug here is that xboard should not be referring to the obsolete file name ".Xdefaults" in its man page.

Tim Mann <mann>
Project Administrator
Mon 07 Apr 2008 08:07:18 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The clarify it, the real problem isn't the file name. Instead xboard doesn't read the content of an X11 resource file correctly.

Toralf Förster <toralf>
Sun 06 Apr 2008 04:33:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'm told that .Xdefaults was deprecated several decades ago in favor of .Xresources.  It seems that recently X installations have stopped looking at .Xdefaults.  The xboard man page still says to put resources in .Xdefaults, though.  This should be changed to say that the resources can be put into ~/.Xresources or ~/XBoard.

See gentoo bugzilla https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216493

Tim Mann <mann>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2009-03-01 apersaud StatusNone Fixed
        Assigned toNone apersaud
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2008-08-11 mann Attached File#16267 Removed
    2008-08-10 None Attached File- Added bg.jpg, #16267

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