Woes of xorg 7.2 upgrade ...
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jun 11 22:35:30 UTC 2007
On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 10:46:50PM +0200, Laszlo Nagy wrote:
> Jens B wrote:
> >* Kiffin Gish <kiffin.gish at planet.nl> [2007-06-09 09:45]:
> >>I've been struggling now for 2 weeks trying to do the xorg upgrade,
> >>following the upgrading instructions to a tee, but it has turned into a
> >>complete mess.
> >>If worse comes to worse, what it the best way to proceed?
> >>Is there an easy way just to reinstall xorg from scratch?
> >>Thanks a lot in advance.
> >>Kiffin Rex Gish
> >>Gouda, The Netherlands
> >In such cases the best would be to deinstall xorg with all
> >dependencies and install xorg from scratch.
> Believe or not, I tried to install a new computer over the weekend. I
> installed only the base system from the CD, and tried to install with
> portsnap fetch
> portsnap extract
> cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
> make install
> portupgrade -a
> portinstall xorg-server
> The result was a message saying that I should read /usr/ports/UPDATING
> and follow the instructions there to upgrade from 6.9 to 7.2. Even after
> I installed portupgrade-devel and "setenv XORG_UPGRADE" I still had
> trouble installing xorg 7.2 I'm not talking about upgrading, this was a
> new install.
Yes, the instructions also apply.
> I believe there are problems with the xorg server in the
> ports tree, but I had no time to send in a report. I just fixed it by
> hand. If some of you is going to install a new machine in the future,
> please run it inside "script" and send a bug report.
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