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Date:      Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:20:37 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <>
Subject:   Re: issues in XFCE 4.6
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Keith Seyffarth wrote:
> On freebsd 6.0, I upgraded XFCE from 4.4 to 4.6 last night.
> When I started X this morning, and went to follow these instructions
> from the UPDATING file:
> "Make sure to switch as well to the Tango theme. To do this just open
> the Settings Manager and select Appearance. Inside the Appearance
> dialog switch to the Icons tab and select the "Tango" entry in the
> list on the left side of the Icons tab."
> I discovered that the menu from the panel does not work in 4.6. Is
> there something else I have to install or update (or reconfigure) to
> get this available?
> I also figure I may as well ask now, but in 4.4 there was not an
> option for "Appearance" in the Settings Manager. Should this have been
> installed in 4.6, or is there something else I need to install?
> I don't see anything that looks like an error in Xorg.0.log.
> Thanks,
> Keith S.

Did you follow the rest of the instructions for xfce 4.6 in UPDATING?
There are a few ports to deinstall, preferably before upgrading. A
little problem with that: after having the ports tree updated I could
not simply "make deinstall" them, as the old port directories were no
longer present. I could use stg like pkg_delete, but in the end, I
preferred using pkg_rmleaves and remove the entire xfce4.4 related ports
(including the libs, mousepad, Thunar and a few add-ons) and just
installed 4.6 afterwards. It all works fine.

The following is a list of the xfce related ports (minus some extra
add-ons) in my system.  Check whether you are missing something:

Thunar-1.0.0        XFce 4 file manager
gtk-xfce-engine-2.4.3 An XFCE engine for GTK 2.0
libexo-0.3.100      Terminal library, extensions to Xfce by os-cillation
libxfce4gui-4.6.0   XFce 4 widget library required by xfce4 and xfwm4
libxfce4menu-4.6.0  XFce 4 library for a compliant menu
libxfce4util-4.6.0  XFce 4 library with non-graphical helper functions
mousepad-0.2.16     Simple xfce editor
orage-4.6.0         A calendar application to manage your time with XFce 4
xfce-4.6.0          The "meta-port" for the XFce 4 desktop environment
xfce4-appfinder-4.6.0 Find application in the system supporting Desktop
entry for
xfce4-conf-4.6.0    XFce 4 configuration mananger
xfce4-desktop-4.6.0_1 XFce 4 desktop background manager and root menu
xfce4-mixer-4.6.0   XFce 4 volume mixer module for xfce4-panel
xfce4-panel-4.6.0   XFce 4 panel module
xfce4-print-4.6.0   XFce 4 graphical frontend for printing
xfce4-session-4.6.0 Session manager for the Xfce 4 desktop environment
xfce4-settings-4.6.0 XFce 4 settings application
xfce4-utils-4.6.0   XFce 4 essential utilities and scripts
xfce4-wm-4.6.0      XFce 4 window manager
xfce4-wm-themes-4.6.0 XFce 4 window decoration themes for xfwm4

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