Xorg 7.2 update

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 08:12:37 UTC 2007

On 29/05/07, David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007 13:52:24 -0500, Mark Linimon wrote:
> > On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 08:03:42PM +0200, Andreas Klemm wrote:
> >
> > This particular upgrade process has produced a great deal of strain on the
> > ports committers and our users.  Almost everyone has been incredibly patient
> > as we try to get all the issues sorted out.  I can only ask everybody else
> > to try to do the same.
> >
> It's a tough upgrade.  And looking at it from the perspective of someone
> who was a programmer twenty-plus years ago, I would have to say that it is
> somewhat amazing that this upgrade is as smooth as it was.
> It could have been a *lot* worse.
> One of the problems I think I had was that I jumped into the upgrade at the
> same time as everyone else, and that I failed to get all the packages on the
> first try.  So I went through a couple iterations of portmanager -f -u -y to
> get everything, I think.
> I now have a functioning Xorg 7.2, but I still get an error whenever I or any
> of my port upgrade tools hits xorg-libraries.  I have included the UPDATE_XORG
> (or whatever) variable both in /etc/make.conf and in the environment whenever
> I run these tools.  The result is always the same, an error during make fetch
> saying I need to see /usr/ports/UPGRADING that doesn't really tell me how to
> deal with an already borked upgrade.
> I'm not terribly worried about it; as I said, I have a functioning system, and
> I must *somehow* have gotten xorg-libraries reinstalled because I actually
> deleted that package (using pkg_delete) along the way.  I'm guessing it reacts
> even to the presence of the sym-link for /usr/X11R6.

Hrm, here (FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Mon May 21 21:45:02
CDT 2007) the presence of a symlink /usr/X11R6 -> /usr/local
obviates the need to setenv XORG_UPGRADE yes . . . though
overall, the build tree does seem rather fragile WRT that point.

I shouldn't take issue with the handholding, probably, since it
likely reduced mailinglist noise by several orders of magnitude,
but the spicy flavour of looming danger and deleted files is what
draws me to this silly operating system.  Appearanly other people
love their safety more than their freedom :(


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