Cannot update XFree86-4

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Wed Sep 22 19:32:55 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 05:10:00PM -1000, Gary Dunn wrote:
> It started with a bug-fix update to one part of XFree86. After I
> installed it, my Gnome panel refused to load some applets. As the Gnome
> desktop opens I get error dialogs like these:
> I ran pkg_version and noticed that all of XFree86 had newer versions,
> from 4.2 to 4.4. I thought I was out of whack and just needed to update
> the whole thing. I did portupgrade XFree86, but it failed here:

If sucha command fails then this is sometimes because the packages that
it relies on also needs to be rebuild. Try portupgrade -fR XFree86\*


> =-=-=-=-=
> I googled this and found one previous posting in August, but no reply. 
> I updated my ports and 4.10 STABLE source trees and rebuilt my kernel,
> but that did not help.

It shoudn't

> Does it matter that my sources are on an NFS server and I only mount one
> at a time (/usr/ports or /usr/src)?

No its not a problem for as far as i can see. It would be handy to have
you working directory localy (can be set by /etc/make.conf). This speeds up


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