xorg ports

Franz Klammer klammer at webonaut.com
Fri Jun 25 01:08:54 PDT 2004

Damian Gerow wrote:
> Thus spake Fernando Sanchez (fsanchez at usfq.edu.ec) [24/06/04 18:07]:
> : Does anybody knows if xorg ports are working? I just updated my ports
> : tree before trying to switch from xfree to xorg, but I can't find any of
> : the ports in my tree, I checked at the http://freebsd.org/ports/  for
> : the xorg ports, for 5.2.1 there are no ports, for 5.2-current there are
> : some ports, but no packages. Any help here?
> The ports are working perfectly.  There's some odd internal dependancies
> (I d/l'ed the fontserver package, and it depends on XFree86-something),
> and every time I update a package that depends on something from X11, it
> just assumes that it's an XFree86-something port that it's reading from, so
> I need to 'pkgdb -F'.

to avoid running pkgdb -F every time and as workaround until all dependencies 
are correct it's possible to set SANITY_CHECK = false in 


> Oddly, I also found the xorg ports to be faster.  I really, truly do not
> know why.  (And in case anyone's curious, I'm using the NVidia specific
> driver.  Not that it should matter.)
> I just checked ftp.freebsd.org, and it's true, there aren't any binary
> packages.  Odd, as I installed two of 'em last week.  But source building
> (on -CURRENT) works like a charm.

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