On Tue, 30 Aug 2005, Mike A. Harris wrote:
The X.Org Foundation has finally changed X11 to install itself
into the /usr heirarchy by default instead of the /usr/X11R6
hierarchy. The basic rationale is that with modern packaging
systems like rpm, deb, etc., there is no need to isolate the
X Window System into its own private hierarchy on the filesystem.
Originally, the /usr/X11R6 directory was intended to strictly
be the location where X11R6 itself would get installed. Over
time however various other 3rd party software packages, addons
and other stuff has infiltrated into the /usr/X11R6 heirarchy
for no really good reason, and some of it still sits in there
# ln -s /usr /usr/X11R6
and forget about this problem...
With best regards, Peter Lemenkov.