HEADS UP: xorg upgrade plans

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed May 2 19:43:27 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 02:40:26PM -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> On Wed, 2 May 2007, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >After many months of hard work (mostly by flz@, as well as others) we
> >are approaching readiness of the xorg 7.2 upgrade.  Because this is a
> >huge and disruptive change, we're going to approach it very carefully.
> I tried X 7.2 about a week ago, and I can report some minor problems.
> First, "pkg_delete -a" took far too long.  X7.2 has so many dependencies, 
> that I sense that it is beginning to overload the ports structure.  My 
> guess is that "pkg_delete -a" spends a huge amount of time just checking 
> out all the dependencies before it even starts.

To some extent this is true.  It's not something we can fix now though.

> Secondly, X7.2 as I tried it wouldn't "startx" if some other login had 
> created a .Xauthority file.  While "rm .Xauthority" solved the problem 
> completely, I don't think this is user friendly.

I think I ran into this once a while back, I don't know what is the
correct solution.

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