XFree86 on FreeBSD 5.4

offbyone offbyone at xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 13 07:00:15 PST 2006

Andrew P. wrote:
> On 1/13/06, offbyone <offbyone at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>My problem:
>>Running FreeBSD_5.4-RELEASE with XFree86-4.5.0, there is a mis-match:
>>the underlying o.s. and newly installed and upgraded ports expect X.org
>>After portupgrade of an X-supported port, this mis-match shows up as
>>"stale dependency(ies)" It's a bore repeatedly to point new and upgraded
>>  ports to XFree86-libraries-4.5.0, etc. (and there is no XFree86
>>component that corresponds directly to X.org-TrueType, or is there?)
>>My questions:
>>0.) How to change the underlying o.s. default expectation to XFree86 AND
>>  is this a good idea for the present and future of 5.x?
> Look at /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf
>>1.) Is a better solution to bite the bullet, deinstall all XFree86
>>components and install X.org, since FreeBDS is 5.x?
> Sure. There's no debate about it whatsoever. You are also
> avdised to bite another bullet and upgrade to FreeBSD 6,
> it's a painless/seamless procedure now.
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Andrew P. -
Thanks for the reminder about pkgtools.conf.
But about FreeBSD 6...
I still see a lot of complaints of headaches from people using 6, here 
and on the -Stable mailing list, so I'm dubious.
- Jake

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