Lost XFree86-4

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sat May 24 10:31:35 PDT 2003

On Saturday 24 May 2003 10:24 am, Bob Perry wrote:
> I just deinstalled XFree86 -4.X and built XFree86 3.X in error.  I
> deinstalled XFree86 3.x before setup and tried use the ports collection to
> install XFree86 4.3.0,1.  The process began indicating that XFree86-4.3.0,1
> depended on shared library : X11.6 which was "not found".  It began to
> configure XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_5 but was unable to locate two files:
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/host.def, and
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/xf86site.def.  Shortly afterward I received a
> series of "Error code 1" messages:
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries/work/xc.
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries/work
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries/
> Stop in /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4
> My  problems originated while I was unsuccessful at upgrading
> XFree86-FontServer and XFree86-client due to a missing font lXfont.  I was
> trying to remedy that situation when I fouled up here.
> I'm running FreeBSD-RELEASE 4.7 and would appreciate some advice as to how
> I can cleanly get things back to normal.
> Thanks in advance and have a happy holiday.
> Bob

They usual technique to upgrade was to do something like remove X11R6/*. You 
need to search the archive on what was suggested, pkg_delete and etc. and 
then do a clean reinstall of 4.x.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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