HEADSUP: X.Org conversion

Daniel Lang dl at leo.org
Fri Jul 23 15:04:17 PDT 2004

Hi Eric,

Eric Anholt wrote on Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 12:11:09PM -0700:
> OK, the final version of the X.Org conversion patch has hit the tree. 
> No ports appear to be broken by the upgrade at this time.  X.Org has
> been made the default X distribution on -current.  Other versions of
> FreeBSD retain the same default X distribution (XFree86) but can upgrade
> by setting X_WINDOW_SYSTEM=xorg in /etc/make.conf.
> To upgrade, you must remove your XFree86 ports and install the xorg
> ports.  It couldn't be done with portupgrade, unfortunately, because we
> are keeping the XFree86 ports around.  To upgrade:

Why does "keeping the XFree86 ports around" prevent one from
using portupgrade? I can specify a different port to
upgrade with with -o, like (simplified):

portupgrade -o x11/xorg XFree86-4.3.0_X

or are there other reasons why this is not possible?

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