On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:00:34AM -0400, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> I recently tried to upgrade X by installing it from Ports,
> and thought I had succeeded, as pkg_info and so forth are
> reporting that XFree86-4.3.0,1 is installed. However, I'm
> still running 4.2, as executing "XFree86 -version" informs
> me. 

First the D'Oh! question: you did restart the X server after
installing the upgrade didn't you? Pressing Ctrl-Alt-Esc will kill
your current X server, and depending on your setup, may cause another
server instance to start up automatically.  Or it may need you to run
startx(1) again.

XFree86 -version will tell you the version of the XFree86-Server port.
The straight XFree86-4.3.0,1 port doesn't actually install very much

    % pkg_info -L XFree86-4.3.0,1 
    Information for XFree86-4.3.0,1:
as it only exists to cause the other required XFree86 ports to be
installed as dependencies of it:

    % pkg_info -r XFree86-4.3.0,1
    Information for XFree86-4.3.0,1:
    Depends on:
    Dependency: expat-1.95.6_1
    Dependency: png-1.2.5_2
    Dependency: pkgconfig-0.15.0
    Dependency: imake-4.3.0_1
    Dependency: freetype2-2.1.4_1
    Dependency: fontconfig-2.2.90_3
    Dependency: XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_6
    Dependency: XFree86-Server-4.3.0_10
    Dependency: Xft-2.1.2
    Dependency: XFree86-fontEncodings-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-fontScalable-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-fontDefaultBitmaps-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-fontCyrillic-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-font75dpi-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-font100dpi-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-documents-4.3.0
    Dependency: XFree86-clients-4.3.0_3
    Dependency: wrapper-1.0_3
    Dependency: XFree86-FontServer-4.3.0_2
Essentially you need imake and all of the ports with XFree86 in their
names to be at version 4.3.0 or better.  portupgrade(1) will ease the
pain of doing that remarkably.



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