Ports problem

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Fri Nov 9 06:00:30 PST 2007

On Fri, 09 Nov 2007 13:39:28 +0000
Adam J Richardson <fatman at crackmonkey.us> wrote:

> 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. 

Surely the *obvious* thing was to follow the instructions and read

> 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

You should put it back and run the mergebase script.

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