XFree86 on FreeBSD 5.4

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Fri Jan 13 12:34:01 PST 2006

On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 12:21:54PM +0100, offbyone 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?
> 1.) Is a better solution to bite the bullet, deinstall all XFree86 
> components and install X.org, since FreeBDS is 5.x?
> (N.B. I do not want to start a flame over XFree86 vs. X.org. That's a 
> too-old and pointless debate, and I have no inherent reason to prefer 
> one over the other.)
> Thanks, very much. for more info, suggestions.

See /usr/ports/UPDATING or the FAQ

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