Out of the frying pan...

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Fri Jan 14 11:31:40 PST 2005

On Friday 14 January 2005 12:23 pm, John wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2005 at 06:19:20PM +0100, Benjamin Walkenhorst wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> > >3. Definitely go with a clean installation of FreeBSD 5.3 rather
> > > than 5.2.1.
> >
> > Just a sidenote, I did a source upgrade from 5.2.1 to 5.3, which
> > basically worked okay.
> > Switching from XFree to X.org was really troublesome, on the other
> > hand...
> Yes, I would say that the source upgrade from 5.2.1 to 5.3-STABLE was
> fine, it was the xorg/XFree86 and kde issues that made me insane.
> It's possible that I should have just done a pkg_delete -a and
> started over with the packages from that point, but I also need to
> learn to use pkg_upgrade.  I would not hesitate to do the source
> upgrade again for a system which is NOT running X.
> I have now reinstalled 5.3, just to get around the Xorg->XFree86
> issue, and I have kde installed, and I have room to spare.  So,
> I'm much farther than I was when I ran out of room, and I still
> have room.  This is a good thing!

Yes it is!  (...and speaking as someone who is typing with 2 fractured 
wrists, all good news is welcome!)

> > Kind regards,
> > Benjamin

I hope you have lots of fun and joy with your system before the next 
challenge (which we will gladly participate in) !

Andrew Gould

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