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Date:      Fri, 30 Aug 2002 12:31:54 -0400
From:      Steve Tremblett <>
To:        Jonathan Chen <>
Cc:        Pookie <>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Portupgrade + XFree86 (repetative i know)
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In-Reply-To: <>; from on Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 06:26:21PM +1200
References:  <000001c24fe8$3c518e60$0100a8c0@pookie> <>

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+---- Jonathan Chen wrote:
| On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 10:43:48PM -0700, Pookie wrote:
| > I know this has been asked before but I don't remember the answer so ill
| > ask. I heard portupgrade cannot properly handle upgrading XFree86. IS
| > this true? And if so how would I go about upgrading
| In my opinion, it shouldn't be used when upgrading from XFree86-3 to
| XFree86-4. If you're doing this, you really need to remove /usr/X11R6
| and rebuild all your X11-related ports.
| Using portupgrade to upgrade within Xfree86-4 (eg 4.1 -> 4.2) works fine.
| Cheers.

I had troubles with this just a couple of weeks ago - I ran portupgrade
for XFree86 and it failed.  Basically the meta-port ports/x11/XFree86-4
won't build properly because its dependencies are misordered.  You can
try the portupgrade, and if it fails go to
ports/x11/XFree86-4-libraries and "make install".  Then try portupgrade
again and it will proceed fine.

good luck

Steve Tremblett

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