Error building XFree86-Clients (Solution)

Patrick O'Reilly bsd at
Sun Aug 10 06:13:17 PDT 2003

Hi folks!

A Word of thanks to Kent and Dan who took the time to help me figure out my 

In the end I rebiult XFree86-libraries using portupgrade -f, and thereafter I 
was able to use portupgrade to upgrade all the Xfree86-font* ports from 4.2 
to 4.3 without any further problems.

Apparently there was a specific issue somewhere between 4.2 and 4.3 where the 
installation of the Xfree86-server at version 4.3 would remove a component of 
XFree86-libraries which is required by the Xfree86-font* ports.  So, the 
sequence to follow is this:

1) upgrade -server to 4.3
2) upgrade -libraries to 4.3
3) upgrade -font* to 4.3

I had unwittingly done (2) before (1).

Thanks again to the more knowledgable folks who take the time to answer 
questions on this list!

Patrick O'Reilly.

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