Trouble upgrading ports collection
freebsd-questions at slightlystrange.org
Sat Dec 3 06:18:43 PST 2005
On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 03:20:30PM -0800, Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> Thanks for the info, is this really the recommended fix???
> Remove nvidia-driver port, then upgrade xorg-clients. After that you can
> reinstall nvidia-driver.
> I read the above as xorg-clients conflicts with nvidia-driver, if it was set
> this way here is what portmanager would do:
> 1) when upgrading xorg-clients finds conflicting port nvidia-driver installed
> and removes it unless user chooses otherwise before 5 minute timeout
> 2) Upgrade xorg-clients
> Athe this point something would have to have a dependency on nvidia-driver
> for it to be pulled back in automatically else the user is going to need to
> install it manaually... Well I can see how this situation is causing problems
> Has this issue been resolved yet? From reading your references it seems
> like this fixed the problem with xdriinfo.c:
> State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> State-Changed-By: anholt
> State-Changed-When: Wed Nov 30 01:24:24 GMT 2005
> A patch has been committed to fix this.
> But I saw no other solution to handling the nvidia port.
I agree it seems a trifle convoluted, and yes, in the vast majority
cases, portmanager does the right thing. However, for this one (in my
experience, at least), it couldn't handle it. I don't remember removing
the nvidia drivers, but I think I reinstalled portions of the XOrg
subsystem, in particular the libs. As I said, though, I don't remember
exactly how I got it all working again...
Not much help, I'm afraid - I just wanted to point the OP at the threads
on the other list (which I read only sporadically) in case they proved
As to whether it's fixed yet, I really couldn't say - I belong firmly in
the camp of end users, not developers or testers.
A big thanks for portmanager - it's nice not to have to wrestle with the
package db all the time!
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