Increase in the number of ports: upgrade xorg to 7.2...

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Jun 8 18:54:57 UTC 2007

In response to "Amarendra Godbole" <amarendra.godbole at>:

> Hi,
> I recently upgraded to xorg 7.2 by doing a complete portupgrade. I run
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE, with the default kernel, and default settings.
> Initially I had about 230 packages installed, and after the upgrade
> the number has gone up to 450! Lot of these seem to be X related
> packages.
> Does xorg 7.2 have more dependencies, and hence so many ports were installed?

As best I can tell, xorg has been reorganized so that instead of a few
large ports, it's now a whole bunch of small ports.

Theoretically, this should allow faster/easier updating, and eventually
allow you to deinstall a lot of xorg that you don't need (for example,
drivers for video cards you don't have)

Bill Moran

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