fresh install, portupgrade fails on xterm

Kent Stewart kstewart at
Sat Feb 18 13:40:05 PST 2006

On Saturday 18 February 2006 12:08, Xn Nooby wrote:
> its depressing when a fresh install fails
> i followed my normal fail-proof slow method of updating a fresh
> install, and it fails to update xterm, some of the messages are:
> ==> xterm-206_1 conflicts with  installed packages:
>    xorg-clients-6.8.2
> *** Error code 1
> ....
> ** Listing the failed packages
>   ! x11/xterm (xterm-203) (install error)
>    * x11/xorg-clients (xorg-clients-6.8.2)
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 6.1.  I hadnt even gotten to
> configuring with X, so I was surprised there was a problem there. 
> the command tat generated the error was:
>    portpgrade -arR
> I'm guessing other people will also be getting this error soon.

Maybe they read /usr/ports/UPDATING where 

  AFFECTS: users of x11/xterm, x11/xorg-clients, x11/XFree86-4-clients
  AUTHOR: x11 at

  Xterm no longer installs with '-static' prefix. Users should upgrade
  XFree86-clients to 4.5.0_1 or xorg-clients to 6.8.2_1 or newer before
  attempting upgrade of xterm to 206_1 or newer. Previous versions 
  xterm on deinstall so CONFLICTS have been set accordingly.

It worked for me back in November :).


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA "I am Andean project".

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