Ports problem

Adam J Richardson fatman at crackmonkey.us
Fri Nov 9 05:39:54 PST 2007

Desmond Chapman wrote:
> /usr/X11R6 exists, but it is not a symlink. Installation cannot proceed.
> This looks like an incompletely removed old version of X.  In the current version, /usr/X11R6 must be a symlink if it exists at all.Please read /usr/ports/UPDATING (entry of 20070519) for the procedure to upgrade X.org related ports.*** Error code 1

Hi Desmond,

When I was faced with this error I did the obvious thing and created a 
symlink, then restarted the install. Of course time will probably prove 
it to be an utterly boneheaded thing to do, but it seems to work for now.

# mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6-2
# ln -s /usr/X11R6-2 /usr/X11R6
# make install

Adam J Richardson

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