can't upgrade - catch-22

Byung-Hee HWANG bh at
Mon Oct 22 19:58:40 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 14:14 -0600, Keith Seyffarth wrote:
> I posted this about a month ago, but haven't heard anything, so I'm
> trying again:
> When trying to re-install ruby on my system, I receive this error:
> On FreeBSD before 6.2 ports system unfortunately can not set default
> X11BASE by itself so please help it a bit by setting
> X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} in make.conf.
> On the other hand, if you do wish to use non-default X11BASE, please
> set variable USE_NONDEFAULT_X11BASE.
> However, even if I edit /etc/make.conf and add either
> X11BASE=${LOCALBASE} or X11BASE=/usr/X11R6, I still get this
> error.
> Any suggestions or recommendations on how to get ruby installed? I
> think once I have that installed, I should be able to get port-upgrade
> fixed and then maybe be able to get some patches downloaded... I would
> really appreciate any tips or suggestions.
> output of uname -a:
> FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Thu Nov
> 3 09:36:13 UTC 2005
> root at x64.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

There was major change about Xorg; For more details, plase see here:

I think the upgrade was/is mandatory, not optional ;;


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