Replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Thu May 18 17:25:45 UTC 2006

> Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 18:44:06 +0200
> From: "Lars Stokholm" <lars.stokholm at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-gnome at
> On 18/05/06, Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at> wrote:
> > The gnome-power-manager only exist in MC, because I think it required HAL=
> .
> MC? HAL? Anyway... If that simply means it's of reach for me, my
> original question still stands: During the install of the gnome2-lite
> port, I was asked if I would like to replace gnome-screensaver with
> xscreensaver (I think it sounded like that). I didn't, but I'd like to
> now. How is it done?

As I read it, you need to:
pkg_delete -f gnome-screensaver-2.14.1_1
pkg_delete -f xscreensaver-gnome-hacks-4.24_1
portinstall xscreensaver-gnome
pkgdb -Ff

The last may not be required, but you probably do need to correct
some dependencies from gnome-screensaver to xscreensaver-gnome. In any
case, it won't hurt anything.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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