On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 12:59:38PM +0200, Heinrich Rebehn wrote: > Hi lists, > > I upgraded Xfree86-clients from ports using portupgrade today and noticed > that xdm was no longer working afterwards. > After some searching i found that the config files in > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm had been overwritten. > > Since i had a similar problem with another port the other day, i want to > ask: > > - Is this expected behaviour? > - Should i manually inspect my config files after each portupgrade? > - Or is this just a bug in XFree86-clients (and possibly some other ports)? > > Luckily, my changes to the config files were only minor, so i did not have > to restore them from tape :-) > > Anyway it's annoying..
Yes, I've been bitten by this in the past. In theory you can avoid re-installing the xdm config files by: % make install InstallXdmConfig=NO or by adding that variable to the MAKE_ARGS array in /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf is you're a portupgrade(1) user. However, I just keep a backup copy of the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm directory handy: # cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/ # rsync -avx --delete xdm/ xdm.bak/ Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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