FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Wed Oct 31 18:24:45 PDT 2007

--On October 31, 2007 12:43:48 PM -0400 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, with one caveat.  You need to run or manually create the 
symlink for /usr/X11R6.  /usr/ports/Tools/scripts/

>  Should I have set up that
> vulnerability database?
I assume you refer to portaudit?  I don't think the order you install it 
in is all that important.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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