Portupgrade, XFree86, and Gnome

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Thu May 1 08:43:48 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 11:30, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> I've looked but have been unable to find an answer to my question.  Can I
> use portupgrade to upgrade XWindows related components while XWindows is
> running?  For example, I use the Gnome desktop.  If I open a terminal window
> on the desktop, can I upgrade Gnome and XFree86 related items that need
> updating in this window?  Or is it required that I exit my desktop session,
> kill gdm, and then kill XFree86 and run portupgrade from a console session?
> Or maybe this isn't required but preferred?  I'm confused.

I portupgrade GNOME and X components while logged into X all the time. 
You shouldn't have a problem.


> Thanks for any insight.
> Drew
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