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Date:      Tue, 3 Nov 1998 15:57:14 -0000
From:      "Tom Jobbins" <>
To:        <FreeBSD-gnats-submit@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   ports/8556: 3.0-RELEASE installation does not register XFree86-3.3.2 package
Message-ID:  <000001be0742$a00e99e0$2801a8c0@bpii.bpi>

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>Number:         8556
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       3.0-RELEASE installation does not register XFree86-3.3.2
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov  3 08:00:00 PST 1998
>Originator:     Tom Jobbins
>Release:        FreeBSD 3.0-RELEASE i386

Intel i386 PC, no network, EIDE HDs.


When installing XFree86 as part of a new 3.0-RELEASE installation,
the package/port XFree86-3.3.2 is not registered.  Therefore
subsequent packages that require X fail to install, giving the error:
'required package XFree86-3.3.2 is not installed'

The problem only relates to the registration of the package name.  X is in
fact installed correctly.


Install XFree86-3.3.2 at the same time as a new install of 3.0-RELEASE


Work around 1:  After installing 3.0-RELEASE + XFree86, add a dummy package
the name 'XFree86-3.3.2'.  This allows subsequent X-related packages to be
installed without problems.

Work around 2:  Do not install X at the same time as 3.0-RELEASE, but
instead install it
from the ports collection.


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