Bug 57597 - why is mkdirhier in this package
Summary: why is mkdirhier in this package
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-17 11:22 UTC by Neil Prockter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-17 11:23:04 UTC
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Description Neil Prockter 2001-12-17 11:22:59 UTC
Description of Problem:
why is mkdirhier in /usr/bin/X11 and why is it in the Xfree86 package at all ( 
other than historical reasons)
I have many server running quite happily without X and it seems mkdirhier is 
perfectly usable without X and should be in fileutils

sorry if this is the wrong arena for this comment

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-12-17 21:09:08 UTC
mkdirhier is a part of XFree86, which is why it comes with XFree86.
It is used by XFree86 during the build procedure since not all systems
that XFree86 is available for, have a mkdir command that can create
multilevel directory structures.  It is included in our binary
distribution of XFree86 so that other external software that also
relies on it, can find it.  It is a miniscule bourne shell script.

It isn't part of fileutils and wont ever be.  mkdir -p serves
the same purpose.

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