Xorg related port upgrade questions

Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at ijs.si
Thu Jul 5 23:47:34 UTC 2007

On Jul 3, 2007, at 9:41 PM, Jeffrey Williams wrote:

> Ok,
> I have a few of 6.2 servers (including two running in jails) that  
> do not have full X installed, but they do have a number packages  
> that depended on the various X libraries, fonts, and clients; and  
> so these components of X are installed.
> I have read through UPDATING and the mailing list, and it appears  
> that the process as described that allows the use of portupgrade  
> requires a full install of X.
> My question is, can I still use portupgrade, with the manual  
> upgrade of the libXft port, or should I manually deinstall and  
> reinstall all the Xorg related ports, and the ports that depend on  
> them.  If I go the manual reinstall route are their any make.conf  
> values that need to be set to indicate I want the new file  
> structure used, or have all the ports that used the "/usr/X11R6"  
> directory been updated?

Even if you would need to install entire x11/xorg metaport, you can  
do that at the end of upgrade. If after upgrade you don't find  
anything missing then it shouldn't be necessary, but it's rather  
difficult to say in general. Not having the metaport installed will  
mostly affect users of xorg-server because of missing fonts and  
drivers that have been split up; users that have parts of X11 only as  
dependencies for some graphics tools less so.


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