FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Thu Nov 1 11:36:21 PDT 2007

Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On October 31, 2007 12:43:48 PM -0400 John <nesredep at> wrote:
>> I hope this is an appropriate list for this type of question; please let
>> me know if another list is more suitable to newbie-type quesions.
>> I've been using Linux for a long time, and every year or so I have a
>> crack at *BSD to see what I'm missing.  But it never works out.
>> So, trying again...
>> I think I want to start with FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg upgraded to 7.3.  I
>> tried to accomplish this over the course of several installs.  In the
>> end, I decided this should work:
>> a)  install 6.2, plain User setup (NOT with Xorg, and NOT with ports)
>> b) portsnap fetch
>> c) portsnap extract
>> d) cd to /usr/ports/x11/xorg  and make install clean
>> When I do pkg_version -v, it SEEMS to have installed the xorg that I
>> want.
>> Is this the right procedure to start with?
> Yes, with one caveat.  You need to run or manually create 
> the symlink for /usr/X11R6.  /usr/ports/Tools/scripts/
Isn't the default X11BASE for 6.2 still on /usr/X11R6/  I thought it 
still was, then you will run into trouble again when you are going to 
update Xorg again in the future. So I think you will need a 
X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} in /etc/make.conf

-Frank Staals

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