Upgrade Xorg 7.2.0 - mergebase.sh problems

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Sun May 27 18:41:44 UTC 2007

--On May 27, 2007 12:10:54 PM +0200 Christopher Prance 
<christopher.prance at gmail.com> 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!
mkdir /usr/local/oldX11
mv /usr/X11R6/* /usr/local/oldX11/

Then run mergebase.sh again.  If you ever need any of the files in 
/usr/local/oldX11, they will still be there.  If, after running for a 
while, you find that they are no longer needed (and you need the disc 
space), rm -fr the directory.

The reason the script is written that way is because the authors have no 
idea what you might have done in the way of altering files to fit your 
install, and they are not going to arbitrarily overwrite them.  That's 
your decision as owner of the machine.  Since you don't clearly understand 
that already, it's unlikely you have anything critical that needs to be 
saved, but caution dictates that you put them somewhere, just in case.

After you've done that, if you still can't run X, go to 
/usr/ports/x11/xorg/ and run make install clean.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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