xdm config files overwritten after upgrading Xfree86-clients from ports

Heinrich Rebehn rebehn at ant.uni-bremen.de
Fri Sep 5 03:59:43 PDT 2003

Hi lists,

I upgraded Xfree86-clients from ports using portupgrade today and noticed that 
xdm was no longer working afterwards.
After some searching i found that the config files in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm had 
been overwritten.

Since i had a similar problem with another port the other day, i want to ask:

- Is this expected behaviour?
- Should i manually inspect my config files after each portupgrade?
- Or is this just a bug in XFree86-clients (and possibly some other ports)?

Luckily, my changes to the config files were only minor, so i did not have to 
restore them from tape :-)

Anyway it's annoying..


Heinrich Rebehn

University of Bremen
Physics / Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Department of Telecommunications -

Phone : +49/421/218-4664
Fax   :            -3341

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