How to downgrade from xorg-7.3 to xorg-7.2 ...

Mel fbsd.questions at
Sat Sep 22 14:30:29 PDT 2007

On Saturday 22 September 2007 14:50:25 Kiffin Gish wrote:
> Hi there,
> Since I recently upgraded to xorg-7.3, I cannot use my laptop because
> nvidia has not yet provided an upgraded driver. I've tried all the
> recommended workarounds for tweaking the xorg.conf file but to no avail.
> My question then is: how can I safely downgrade back to xorg-7.2?

If you still have xorg-7.2 packages this is the fastest:
(cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg && make all-depends-list)|xargs pkg_delete -f
env PKGDIR=/path/to/packages/All pkg_add /path/to/packages/All/xorg-7.2.tbz

If not, you need to revert your ports tree to pre-xorg 7.3 AFTER the 
pkg_delete command, using a reldate in your ports-supfile.

Unfortunately since the xorg-modular joy[1] there's no good way to make 
portupgrade ignore an upgrade via HOLD_PKGS, so you need to go back to manual 
upgrading, deciding port by port what you can upgrade and don't use -R or -r 
in case a dep on X is pulled in.

[1] I still have to see the advantage of it, cause so far 1 or 2 drivers have 
been updated independently and the 200+ more paths in /var/db/pkg plus the 
inability to hold an xorg installation from portupgrade -a outweigh this 
significantly. </bitchin'>

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