Xorg question on FreeBSD 11.1

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Mon Sep 11 03:11:37 UTC 2017

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 08:39:48PM -0500, Robert Parkhurst wrote:
> The fresh install comes with 4.2.1 I believe?

In the base system, yes.  That's the latest that can be included there
for licensing reasons.

> Do I need 4.9 or is 4.2.1 okay?

You will need 4.9 from ports to be able to compile most ports.  But you
will need to disable the default which has moved past 4.9.

In Mk/bsd.defaults.mk, use the following change:

  GCC_DEFAULT?=  4.9

(Sorry, I cannot paste the correct patch from here.)

The last time I tried to compile 4.9 I had no problem.  You can find
out what your current default is with gcc --version.  It should say

If you get stuck, I can show you how to download the gcc4.9 package.


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