On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 22:59:49 -0800 Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> People, > > I'd like to do a complete upgrade to see if I can fix whatever is > broken with evolution. Evolution was updated a few days ago but there's no guarantee that it will fix whatever. You might try asking on a more specific question on freebsd-gnome mailing list. The more information you supply will help those who can answer. > I'm considerned about the MGA driver NOT having been backed up to > what worked. My xf86-video-mga is back-patched to v 1.4.7, IIRC > Everything works correcctly. But looking at the newest version of > xf86-video-mga (and mga-new) it looks like both ports are what > they were. Florent Thoumie has requested feedback from those using the patch from ports/117726 for x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga: http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/mid.cgi?a01628140712120517k667af97clddb475aca3b644d8 It appears that the current version in the ports tree, xf86-video-mga-1.9.100, works for some using a dual-head configuration while some have trouble using it with a single monitor. A ports update may try to update your patched version to the latest. Its possible to 'hold' a port from updating. If you're using portupgrade, the easiest might be to add an entry to the "HOLD_PKGS" section of /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf : HOLD_PKGS = [ 'bsdpan-*', 'x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga', ] There are other port update tools and methods to prevent a port from being updated but the preceeding is my preference. It would also be up to you to determine when to remove the entry and update. I'd suggest following the freebsd-x11 mailing list online for mga driver discussions: http://docs.freebsd.org/mail/current/freebsd-x11.html Is it safe yet? I'm presuming you mean is it safe to update ports at this time. The ports tree is in "thaw" state after the tree was tagged for the 6.3 and 7.0 releases so new commits are being made. I'm just not sure how to answer the 'safe' part though. HTH, Randy -- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"