[FreeBSD-Announce] HEADS UP: xorg 7.2 update in progress

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Sat May 19 04:22:37 UTC 2007

Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Dear FreeBSD Users,
> Within the next 24 hours, the long-awaited update to the X.org 7.2
> windowing system will be committed to the ports tree.  This upgrade
> has been 6 months in the making and would not have been possible
> without the dedicated work of Florent Thoumie <flz at FreeBSD.org>,
> Dejan Lesjak <lesi at FreeBSD.org> and many others in our army of
> developers.
> For the past two weeks the ports tree has been frozen while our
> developer community has concentrated on testing and refining the
> upgrade process.  This is a major upgrade, but we have worked hard to
> smooth out the road bumps that have been encountered during testing so
> far.  We believe that the upgrade is now ready for general deployment,
> but particularly cautious users may wish to delay their upgrades and
> monitor the freebsd-ports at FreeBSD.org and freebsd-x11 at FreeBSD.org
> mailing lists for discussion of remaining issues that may be
> encountered by users.
> Please note that it will unfortunately not be possible to perform this
> update without some manual intervention.  Please refer to the
> /usr/ports/UPDATING file to learn about the steps necessary, and the
> changes involved.  One important aspect of the upgrade is that X.org
> 7.x is no longer installed in the /usr/X11R6 directory; instead it
> installs in /usr/local along with the other ports.
> If you are running an automatic port rebuild script from e.g. cron,
> you will want to disable that.  In general we do not recommend
> automatic updates because of the potential to cause unrecoverable
> errors when problems are encountered.
> Thank you for your patience while we have prepared this change.  The
> tree will remain semi-frozen for another few days after the import
> takes place while we wait for all the changes to settle out (the
> duration of this freeze will depend on any problem reports we receive
> from the user community).
> We hope you all enjoy the new X version!
> Kris
> (for portmgr@)

flz@ did a major job on this (worship) :)

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