Botched X.org upgrade, need help
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Nov 8 11:37:29 PST 2007
On Thu, 8 Nov 2007, Andrew Falanga wrote:
> Well, at last I think it's botched. I really was following the directions
> (I have the script file as UPDATING suggests to prove it :-), but the
> upgrade didn't work as the X server failed to start after I rebooted. I'm
> hoping some kind person here will know the answer before I e-mail the list
> mentioned in that section of UPDATING. Anyway, that's basically, what
> happened. I have kdm set to start on bootup and it complained that X failed
> to start.
> When I got to the point of "portupgrade -aP" in the UPDATING section for
> X.org 6.9 -> 7.2; I decided to go with that command instead of "portupgrade
> -a" thinking that by now, even for amd64, the packages would be available.
> Perhaps a bad assumption. Anyway, once that completed, the stats reported
> by portupgrade were disconcerting but I thought that it was ok and
> continued. portupgrade reported that only 2 packages were porcessed, most
> were ignored with 50 some skipped and 1 failed.
> I then proceeded to the mergebase.sh script, ran that and when I was
> satisfied that all was done as expected, I rebooted my machine. Well,
> that's when X failed to start. So, how would I go about correcting this
You'll at least have to do a portupgrade -a to get all the ports that
still need to be built.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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