FreeBSD 6.2 with Xorg 7.3
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Oct 31 18:24:45 PDT 2007
--On October 31, 2007 12:43:48 PM -0400 John <nesredep at gmail.com> 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
> Is this the right procedure to start with?
Yes, with one caveat. You need to run mergebase.sh or manually create the
symlink for /usr/X11R6. /usr/ports/Tools/scripts/mergebase.sh
> 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 utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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