FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3

James oscartheduck at
Wed Oct 31 17:33:54 PDT 2007

On 10/31/07, John <nesredep at> wrote:
> I hope this is an appropriate list for this type of question; please let
> me
> know if another list is more suitable to newbie-type quesions.
> I've been using Linux for a long time, and every year or so I have a crack
> at *BSD to see what I'm missing.  But it never works out.
> So, trying again...
> I think I want to start with FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg upgraded to 7.3.  I
> tried
> to accomplish this over the course of several installs.  In the end, I
> decided this should work:
> a)  install 6.2, plain User setup (NOT with Xorg, and NOT with ports)
> b) portsnap fetch
> c) portsnap extract
> d) cd to /usr/ports/x11/xorg  and make install clean
> When I do pkg_version -v, it SEEMS to have installed the xorg that I want.
> Is this the right procedure to start with?

Yes. The file you should be aware of from now on is /usr/ports/UPDATING.
It's notes for updating. But you didn't update anything, you installed from

Should I have set up that
> vulnerability database?

What're you thinking of? portaudit?

Any  advice appreciated.
> John
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