On 6/21/07, Jonathan Horne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Thursday 21 June 2007 09:32:31 Andrew Falanga wrote:
> How can one install the xorg meta port for version 6.9 before
> beginning the upgrade to 7.2? I have already updated my ports tree,
> and I don't think I do one of these numbers any longer:
> cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg && make install clean
> I then thought about downloading the 6.9 xorg package, but all I found
> on the freebsd ftp servers was a package for 7.2. I see in the
> UPDATING file for ports that if one doesn't have the meta port
> installed, they will missout on several sub ports for xorg 7.2.
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i think the easiest way will be to set the variable PACKAGESITE to
(or that of your other favorite mirror)
for bash-like shells,
or csh-like shells,
then 'pkg_add -r xorg' and it should grab it. if not, try naming it by full
package name, 'pkg_add -r xorg-6.9.0'.
Thanks for the instructions. This would have been easier than the
method I was working to use. I managed to find xorg-6.9.0 under the
directory you mention above ".../ports/i386/packages-6.2-release/..."
and downloaded it. But, when I did the package add, it wouldn't go
for me because the package dri was missing. Well, I probably
overlooked it somehow, but I couldn't find the "dri" package on the
ftp server. Thankfully, a thought dawned on me that perhaps these
packages would exist in the cd's I burned of 6.2-RELEASE. I was able
to find both packages on that CD (disk 1) and although there was a
slight warning when I did the pkg_add for the dri package (some other
package it requires was of a higher version than it was looking for),
all installed ok and I'm now working through the install to xorg 7.2.
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