do I *really* need xorg 7.x?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Oct 22 13:31:20 PDT 2007

Steve Franks wrote:
> Seems every time I try to install a pkg or make a port lately, I get this:
> ===>    Verifying install for /usr/local/libdata/xorg/libraries in /usr/ports/x1
> 1/xorg-libraries
> /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 versio
> n, /usr/X11R6 must be a symlink if it exists at all.Please read /usr/ports/UPDAT
> ING (entry of 20070519) for the procedure to upgrade related ports.*** Err
> or code 1
> My system is just fine as is, thanks, am I stuck not installling any
> of these ports unless I upgrade X?

You need to update, yes.  We don't support mixing and matching arbitrary 
old and new ports in any configuration (not just X).  Sometimes it 
works, but one cannot rely on this.


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