Migrating to X.org with portupgrade
kstewart at owt.com
Tue Aug 17 22:13:09 PDT 2004
On Tuesday 17 August 2004 09:52 pm, kstewart wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 August 2004 08:53 pm, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
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> > On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:54, kstewart wrote:
> > > > # portupgrade -Rrav
> > >
> > > I have the understanding the the x-libraries are added statically. I
> > > did the pkg_delete and then added xorg back in. Lots of broken
> > > dependancies
> > Not really sure what you mean by "added statically".
> > The x.org libraries _should_ be called pretty much the same as the XFree
> > ones (and indeed some of them HAVE to).
> Static means they are included when you link. Most libraries are loaded
> dynamic so that you change the library and the next time you execute, you
> get the latest version. With static you have to re-link the programs that
> use the library.
One more point. When you build a new library, the only safe thing to do is
rebuild everything that uses that library. You don't know if they changed an
element of a structure or not. If they didn't and you rebuild everything, all
you did is lose some cpu time. If they modified something, and you don't
rebuild everything, then, you have introduced the possiblity for massive
offset errors that you won't know about until someone breaks into your
> > I did the commands I listed, and logged out and logged back in and it
> > worked fine.
> > > The other problem I am having is with KDE. With xorg, KDE has lost
> > > track of xdb, your keyboard and layouts. It got to the point on
> > > 4.10-stable that all I could type in konsole showed up like "?? ??? ?"
> > > and etc. In other utilities, they were all greek letters. I went back
> > > to XFree86 to get thiapplicationsngs working again.
> > Strange..
> > Works fine here with KDE 3.2.3.
> Go into the Control Center > Regional & accessibility > Keyboard layouts
> and see if you have anything. Mine is empty.
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