Error building XFree86-Clients

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sat Aug 9 13:38:07 PDT 2003

On Saturday 09 August 2003 01:13 pm, Patrick O'Reilly wrote:
> On Saturday 09 August 2003 22:05, Kent Stewart wrote:
> > > What you say lines up with what Dan told me to do too.  Is this a
> > > known issue - ie you MUST do -libraries AFTER -server ???
> > >
> > > I'm busy rebuilding libraries now?
> >
> > Yes, it is a known problem. If you had searched the archives, you
> > would have found many similar problems. I just don't know where you
> > can search the archives right now :).
> >
> > Kent
> Oh?!?  Well it's going into my personal archive right now!  :)

It is only updating old versions of -server that cause the problem. If 
you have one of those versions installed, I think Kris's normal 
suggestion is to pkg_delete -server and then upgrade XFree86. That can 
save you an hour or so depending on how long it takes to reupdate 
-libraries. For an accurate version(timestamp), you would have to look 
at the plist for -server in cvsweb/cgi to see when Xfonts was moved to 
-libraries. If you have one of the older versions installed, you need 
to delete -server first. Once you get it updated, the problem won't 
occur again.

I build packages (-p) as I go and a -Puf of -libraries would have 
reinstalled it very quickly. I think my ports/packages/All is around 
1.3 GB right now. I maintain my ports on an AMD 2000 and do package 
install/upgrades on 4 other slower machines.


> Thanks.

Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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