Is it safe yet!

Randy Pratt bsd-unix at
Sat Dec 15 07:26:04 PST 2007

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 22:59:49 -0800
Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:

> 	People, 
> 	I'd like to do a complete upgrade to see if I can fix whatever is
> 	broken with evolution.

Evolution was updated a few days ago but there's no guarantee that
it will fix whatever.  You might try asking on a more specific question
on freebsd-gnome mailing list.  The more information you supply will
help those who can answer.

> 	I'm considerned about the MGA driver NOT having been backed up to
> 	what worked.  My xf86-video-mga is back-patched to v 1.4.7, IIRC
> 	Everything works correcctly.  But looking at the newest version of
> 	xf86-video-mga (and mga-new) it looks  like both ports are what
> 	they were.

Florent Thoumie has requested feedback from those using the patch from
ports/117726 for x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga:

It appears that the current version in the ports tree,
xf86-video-mga-1.9.100, works for some using a dual-head configuration
while some have trouble using it with a single monitor.

A ports update may try to update your patched version to the latest.
Its possible to 'hold' a port from updating.  If you're using
portupgrade, the easiest might be to add an entry to the "HOLD_PKGS"
section of /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf :


There are other port update tools and methods to prevent a port
from being updated but the preceeding is my preference.

It would also be up to you to determine when to remove the entry
and update.  I'd suggest following the freebsd-x11 mailing list
online for mga driver discussions:

Is it safe yet?  I'm presuming you mean is it safe to update ports
at this time.  The ports tree is in "thaw" state after the tree was
tagged for the 6.3 and 7.0 releases so new commits are being made.
I'm just not sure how to answer the 'safe' part though.



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