Portupgrade, XFree86, and Gnome

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Thu May 1 09:07:48 PDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 12:05, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> ----- 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
> 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.
> 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?

New libraries are available immediately if you launch new applications. 
However, if you want to use, for example, a new libX11, you would need
to restart X entirely to make sure all applications are using it.


> Thanks,
> Drew
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