On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 17:10, Mark Edwards wrote: > On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 01:57 PM, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > > > > > You may have accidentally overwritten X. However, it could also be that > > this file is very ancient, and doesn't properly reflect what's going on > > now. If you've found you've messed up X, you should remove all XFree86 > > packages, then reinstall the XFree86-4 meta-port. > > > > Joe > > I'm beginning to suspect my XFree86 install is toast. My man pages say > 3.3.6. I think I had 3.3.6 installed from the original FreeBSD 4.3 or > something like that, and somehow didn't fully remove it. When I do > > cd /usr/ports/x11/XFree86 > sudo make deinstall > > it says the port isn't installed. However, I don't have XFree86-4 > installed either, and my XFree86 man pages say 3.3.6, so clearly 3.3.6 > didn't get deinstalled and is still half-working. > > Is there a way to say, "deinstall the files that would be installed if > this port was installed?"
Not that I know of. Perhaps portupgrade and friends have this capability. > Or, would it be best to install > /usr/ports/x11/XFree86, and then deinstall it? This would do it, but you might be able to get away with just installing XFree86-4 over top your existing X disaster. Joe > > I'm pretty sure if I can get 3.3.6 totally gone, and then install > /usr/ports/x11/XFree86-4, I'm going to be set. Sorry to be bringing > such a fubar'd system to you! > > -- > Mark Edwards > Engineer > Mr. Toad's > San Francisco, CA -- PGP Key : http://www.marcuscom.com/pgp.asc
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