Confusion about installing X and release upgrading?
Z_kline at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 3 14:12:59 PST 2007
I'm currently using FreeBSD 6.2 release with security patches from
Releng6-2. This is in a Qemu virtual machine, if only because I don't know
of any other system which will let me redirect the serial port over a Telnet
All that being said, I am slightly confused by the stuff I've read on
the FreeBSD release process. I know that 7.0 is due to come out soon, if it
isn't out already. Am I correct in taking from what I've read that 6.2 will
continue to be supported for a while yet?
Also, about installing X. I've had an interest in trying to see how
well Gnome and Orca perform in FreeBSD. Is there a cannonical way to
install X and Gnome? I've heard from monitoring this mailing list that the
x11/xorg metaport isn't particularly favored. Would I need a complete X
installation for Ghome anyway?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
All the best,
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