Fwd: Upgrading X11 port
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Sat Nov 24 04:45:09 PST 2007
On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 12:22:36PM +0000, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> With regards to the following post, I just wanted to clarify this.
> I am going to do this now. Get the ports tree, using
> portsnap fetch
> portsnap extract
> and then
> portsnap update
> Then, when I install xorg, would that be the 7.3 version? or would it
> still be 6.9, and I would have to update it using the guideliness
> given in UPDATING?
Portsnap will update your ports tree & will contain the stubs for xorg
7.3. If you're currently running 6.9 then follow the instructions in
> Is it not possible to install xorg-7.3 right from the start? avoiding
> this manual updating?
Yes. If you haven't got 6.9 installed then you can just install 7.3
without mucking about with the upgrade procedure described in
> If this question doesn make sense, then I obiviously dont understand
> something about port/software installation in freebsd :)
I think you're getting the hang of it :)
PS. Please don't top post.
> On 24/11/2007, Bob Richards <rrichard at blythe-systems.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 07:09:20 +0000
> > "Frank Shute" <frank at esperance-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 01:53:48AM +0000, Siraj Shaikh wrote:
> > >
> > > The process described there should work for updating from 6.9 to 7.3
> > >
> > It works just fine. I recently upgraded from 6.9 to 7.3. The procedure
> > outlined in UPDATING works.
> > Bob
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