Xorg 7.2 update

Andreas Klemm andreas at freebsd.org
Tue May 29 18:04:14 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 04:49:20PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2007 at 09:47:47AM +0200, Andreas Klemm wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 1st of all, thanks for providing 7.2 in the tree !
> > 
> > I had another little problem with xorg. While you did an upgrade
> > installation, I nuked all of my ports and started over.
> > 
> > I discovered, that an installation by compiling all myself failed
> > very early.
> > 
> > Its easily to reproduce by installing on a vanilla empty system.
> > 
> > Sorry I didn't save the error message.
> Sorry, but this complete failure of a bug report made me laugh.

Save the time to laugh and better fix the bug,

As Steve Kargl also pointed out in his email he had to set
XORG_UPGRADE environment variable to make a manual build work.

I was short on time, while upgrading my applications.
I would have needed to either write down manually or
restart this whole process. Both wasn't suitable for me.

I didn't complain. I only thought that maybe a pointer to a
problem could be perhaps of help for somebody who did the port.

Next time I think twice when I see what crappy answers one gets
on a mailinglist.

> P.S. Of course X has been tested on a "vanilla empty system" and indeed
> builds completely.

Then explain to me the observations of Steve.

Did your vanilla empty system also had vanilla non existing
environment variables ?

Think a little about it.

	Andreas ///

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