On 25/2/20 5:09 pm, Maurice McCarthy wrote: > On 25/02/2020, Emilia <emi...@sonic.net> wrote: >> It is impossible to use Emacs on OpenBSD Terminal (no X). >> > > OpenBSD does not do non-X versions of ported software so even if you > dont use X as such it still needs to be in the base install. > > HTH > (I've had my backside reamed over this more than once!) >
I find OpenBSD without X installed works well enough. If you're sticking to largely base applications and GUI-less ports, you can get away without X installed. Not sure if it's possible for the selected package sets to install a "virtual" package in the pkg_* tools' database that the packages can depend on; so pkg_add squawks if you try to install a GUI application without the relevant base package. That said, there's only so much free time someone can devote to testing such a set-up, so the current arrangement of "sure, omit X but dependencies on it are your problem" is workable. -- Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL) I haven't lost my mind... ...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.