Unhappy Xorg upgrade

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko gaijin.k at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 09:34:08 PST 2009


On Sat, 2009-01-31 at 16:25 -0500, Alex Goncharov wrote:
> ,--- You/vehemens (Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:53:58 -0800) ----*
> | In general when upgrading, you take your chances.  If a port upgrade
> | fails, you should fall back to what worked.
> 
> So, a *fundamental* (practically an OS component) port is brought in
> -- and it disables my system.  What is my way of action?  Right --
> install the old packages, taken from an FTP site (is there a way to
> get the previous "source", that is all the ports/*/*/Makefile files?
> Csup can only go forward -- or can it go back?)
> 
> When I install the old packages, I can no longer rebuild and install
> new (say `csup'ed on 2009-03-01) port components, as one whole -- I
> can only do it selectively, excluding from the upgrade most
> X-dependent things.  That sucks and will lead to a problem earlier or
> later.
Will combination of sysutils/portdowngrade and HOLD_PKGS variable
in /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf accomplish what you are trying to
accomplish?

-- 
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko



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