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

>   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.


> 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
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