Portupgrade, XFree86, and Gnome

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu May 1 09:05:37 PDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Marcus Clarke" <marcus at marcuscom.com>
To: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net>
Cc: "FreeBSD User Questions List" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 8:43 AM

> 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
>> 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
>> kill gdm, and then kill XFree86 and run portupgrade from a console
>> 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.

OK, thanks for clearing that up.  However I assume I'd have to shutdown and
restart applications to begin using the new versions?  What about libraries?
Would apps use new versions immediately or would they have to be restarted?



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