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Old 12-28-2009, 10:13 PM
Default x11-base/xorg-x11 -> SOLVED

Alan: Thanks a lot for an insightful reply.


On 12/28/09 15:29, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 December 2009 00:21:55 Gmail wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> My laptop runs KDE4 fine without x11-base/xorg-x11 installed. Should we
>> install x11-base/xorg-x11 if desktop environments such as KDE4, GNOME,
>> or XFCE4 are used?
>> Happy New Year
>> Hung
> Not necessarily.
> xorg-x11 is a meta package that DEPENDS on other things needed for an X
> session. You obviously have everything you need for an X session, how
> otherwise would you be able to run KDE4? (assuming you are not exporting X).
> Normally it is advisable to install xorg-x11 so as to take advantage of
> updated DEPENDs etc etc. But it's not a must, it's actually a question only
> you can answer for you.

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