Upgrade Xorg 7.2.0 - mergebase.sh problems

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at otenet.gr
Sun May 27 11:51:02 UTC 2007

Christopher Prance wrote:
> I thought I was so close, nope not yet.  I finally got my server upgraded
> with no problem.  Well a few minor setbacks, but I got it done.  Of course
> it won't run on my Sony 19" monitor which I have yet to figure out, but will
> in due time, but my server is not of importance, because I don't run X on
> it, it is just a webserver for now. My Thinkpad is a different story, I am
> trying to move away from my Windows laptop and rely on only FreeBSD so I
> would really like to get X up and running again.  The file I'm attaching is
> a script of the mergebase.sh tool. It listed several files that exist in
> both /usr/local and /usr/X11R6 and it will not continue until I move or
> remove them. I don't know which ones to remove and which ones to just move.
> Not too mention I did it by hand on my server, because there was not that
> many.  So any help here would be appreciated.  Is there are way I could make
> a script to move all these files for me? Which I'm sure there is but my
> scripting skills are beginners at best. :(   Sorry for the long post, just
> had to get it out.  Thanks again ahead of time!
> Christopher Prance
I had the exact same problem, a long list of files that "had to be
removed" or the script would not continue. Fortunately this list is
saved in a file somewhere in tmp (it tells you the location, I can't
remember it now) so I chose the safe way, wrote a small script and moved
all these files to a backup folder. Run mergebase again, success this
time and after changing the Modules path as suggested in UPDATING my X
was up and running in full glory. I have not observed any problems yet
(I still have the backup). Probably this will be the solution for you as


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