Latest XFree86 version vs today's portupgraded version
mwm-dated-1050934719.f85879 at mired.org
Wed Apr 16 07:18:44 PDT 2003
In <1050488839.695.61.camel at localhost>, Stacey Roberts <stacey at vickiandstacey.com> typed:
> The folks at XFree86 believe that this is fixed (see [Bug 159] Silicon
> Motion SMI Lynx SM811 unconfigurable in XFree86 Version 4.3.0) and
> suggest that I try the latest XFree86 in cvs.
Glad there's a fix for you.
> With XFree86 already installed on the machine, how would I go about
> installing whatever I get from cvs?
Follow their directions to compile and install the software.
> Do I need to deinstall (pkg_delete) the currently installed XFree86
No, you don't. /usr/X11R6 before installing the new version.
> Can I install over the currently installed version?
Yes, you can. Every file in the current install should be replaced by
a new install of the CVS version, as it should be nearly identical to
what you have. I think that, if you have the space, I'd do:
# cp -r /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6-fbsd
# pkg_delete -f XFree86-126.96.36.199
# <install the CVS version>
Then, after you've verified that everything is working properly,
Come to think of it, if you can figure out which driver has changed,
just backing up and installing that one driver might be
preferable. I can't provide detailed instructions for that, though.
> This last question is out of my own curiousity as its the first time I'm
> attempting this:
> I've been to the ftp site at XFree86, and the docs at
> ftp://xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/4.3.0 appear to be (dated) the same as the
> version I already have installed on the machine at the moment. Is it
> possible that the latest cvs version is *not* actually different (hence
> containing the fix I require) to my currently installed version?
While it's possible, it's not likely. In fact, the folks at XFree86
are telling you they are different.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html
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