XFree86 on FreeBSD 5.4
offbyone at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 13 06:36:26 PST 2006
Robert Slade wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 11:21, offbyone wrote:
>>Running FreeBSD_5.4-RELEASE with XFree86-4.5.0, there is a mis-match:
>>the underlying o.s. and newly installed and upgraded ports expect X.org
>>After portupgrade of an X-supported port, this mis-match shows up as
>>"stale dependency(ies)" It's a bore repeatedly to point new and upgraded
>> ports to XFree86-libraries-4.5.0, etc. (and there is no XFree86
>>component that corresponds directly to X.org-TrueType, or is there?)
>>0.) How to change the underlying o.s. default expectation to XFree86 AND
>> is this a good idea for the present and future of 5.x?
>>1.) Is a better solution to bite the bullet, deinstall all XFree86
>>components and install X.org, since FreeBDS is 5.x?
>>(N.B. I do not want to start a flame over XFree86 vs. X.org. That's a
>>too-old and pointless debate, and I have no inherent reason to prefer
>>one over the other.)
>>Thanks, very much. for more info, suggestions.
> I am sorry I do not have an answer. but when I installed 5.4 not long
> ago it installed Xorg as the default from the iso. Did you update to 5.4
> from an earlier version?
Yes, from 5.1-RELEASE on CD-ROM; cvsup to 5.4-STABLE and built from source.
# uname -a is:
FreeBSD <localhost.localdomain> 5.4-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE-p8
#0: Sun Jan 8 15:26:20 CET 2006
X.org is included in the distribution, and I knew about the changed
default. I just reflexively went with XFree86 during the install, out of
long-established habit with FreeBSD.
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