X.org 6.8

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Thu Sep 9 15:05:09 PDT 2004

> Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 07:32:55 +0200
> From: Aurelien NEPHTALI <aurelien.nephtali at wanadoo.fr>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at freebsd.org
> Yep! It could be great if someone posts a patch set to apply to the x.org port
> to update it to 6.8!
> Thanks in advance :)

Wow! This is NOT rocket science, but I know I get nervous dealing with
part of the system I don't know.

If the only change is to pull down the 6.8 sources and build (and I have
not tried, so this may not work), replace the PORTVERSION in each xorg
Makefile with 6.8.0. Remove the PORTREVISION line (if any),and update
the names of the DISTFILES (if any) by changing 6.7.0 to 6.8.0. Remove
all of the patches in the files directory.

Finally, fetch the distributions and put them in /usr/ports/x11. Get
their md5 checksums and add them and the file sizes to distinfo.
(Optionally, do a make fetch to fetch the files.)

Then do a "portupgrade -R xorg" and you have it. Save your old ports
files in case it does not work and you have to back it out.

Let us know how it works, I'm sure Eric would appreciate the reports.

Please understand that, as much as many of us would like the latest and
greatest of things, that is NOT how release engineering works. To get a
stable release, you need to have a pretty hard cut-off on changes that
are not bug fixes. And that date has passed for both ports and
V5.3. There are VERY good reasons for not making exceptions and the
FreeBSD REs have learned that they have to take a hard line if they ever
hope to get a really solid release out the door.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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