On Saturday 09 August 2003 21:20, Stephen Hilton wrote: > On Sat, 9 Aug 2003 20:48:23 +0200 > > "Patrick O'Reilly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi Folks! > > > > I have a number of XFree86 Font ports which will not upgrade from 4.2 to > > 4.3, and in each case the error is as below. > > > > I'm afraid the error "/usr/libexec/elf/ld: cannot find -lXfont" does not > > mean much to me! > > > > Can anyone give a pointer here? > > Patrick, > > Install portupgrade from ports and use that to upgrade. It > really is the *best* IMHO way to get around these kind of > problems. > > Regards, > > Stephen Hilton > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Hi Stephen - thanks for your response too. I do use portupgrade actually. This is probably why I am now so lost, because usually everything just works so easily. I've tried these upgrades with and without -r and -R, all to no avail. The only option I have NOT tried is to manually de-install the ports, and then re-install them. But that would seem pointless as this is basically what portupgrade does for you. Hurumph ! Might there be any merit in portupgrade -f on the libraries? -- Regards, Patrick O'Reilly. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"