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 "base". 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, gary PS: This is obv'ly a local fault; if there were a better OS I would be using it. > > Cheers, > > Matthew > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard > Flat 3 > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate > Kent, CT11 9PW > -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"