On Sat, Sep 16, 2006 at 10:35:42PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >     People,
> > 
> >     I've done at least two cmplete  make buildworlds (and all the
> >     rest: kernel/installworld/) and parts of mergemaster.  I *am*
> >     missing /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm and more files in /usr/X11R6/lib/[*].
> >     startx is also missing.
> > 
> >     I have read the UPDATING and README in /usr/src; Am I missing
> >     some knob[s]?   I have "gdm_enable=YES" in /etc/rc.conf just
> >     now and have the exec gnome line in ~/.xinitrc.  [~/.xinitrc 
> >     is 0755 and chown'd kline:wheel]  and so on.
> > 
> >     I do see ctwm installed as a backup,  but without at least 
> >     xdm, I'm wedged.  Anybody know what's going on?
> > 
> >     thanks in adance,
> > 
> >     gary
> > 
> >     PS:: When I scp'd xdm from 5.5, it did exec, but the xlogin
> >          widget was White and logging in as anyone failed.  I 
> >          was always thrown back to the default white xlogin screen.
> I think the howls of protest would have been audible from the moons of
> Jupiter had 6.1-RELEASE shipped without a complete set of workable X
> windows ports / packages.  No, you are definitely experiencing a problem
> with your own machine and not with the FreeBSD release.
> However important such software may be, it is not actually a part of
> the base system.  portupgrade(1) is your friend in this case, not 'make
> buildworld'.  If you are updating from 5.x to 6.x then you should be
> sure to reinstall all your ports / packages.  A command line of the
> form:
>     portupgrade -Niaf
> will get that job done.  There are various alternative options you
> might want to consider employing, such as telling portupgrade to use
> packages rather than re-compiling everything from source: the man page
> for portupgrade will elucidate.  You need to do this not because 5.x
> programs won't work on a 6.x system (they manifestly will run if the
> compat5x shlibs are installed) but because any future software update
> runs the risk of different parts of the same program being linked against
> different versions of a shared library and consequently failing to work.

        Thanks for several clues!  When I chose the packages from
        /stand/sysinstall maybbe [[ evidently?!]] I only selected 

        I've rebuilt several hundred ports from src.  (Some packages
        were marked "missing" when I tried to install [gnome|kde]-lite
        so have to hand-built:) ...  But this was with 6.1-STABLE 
        rather than -RELEASE.)

        take care,


        PS:  This is obv'ly a local fault; if there were a better OS
             I would be using it.

>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
> -- 
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