On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 05:49:47PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote: > Hmmm... I don't see the XFree86-Server port there. You may have an X > Server installed, but because the system doesn't recognise it as part > of an installed port, it isn't attempting to upgrade it. > > You can always force the port to reinstall: > > # portinstall -fN x11-servers/XFree86-4-Server > > Although the ports system is very good at ensuring all of the > dependencies of a package are met, it does that by checking that key > executables or shared libraries or whatever are installed, rather than > checking the database of installed ports. Also, when you run > pkgdb(1), it's possible to tell the package database to forget about a > dependency. This, although it seems like a golden opportunity for > foot-shooting, is actually a clever move that allows you to mix > together 3rd party software installed by hand with software installed > from the ports system. Although there's very little reason nowadays > to go outside ports.
Thanks! This worked perfectly. Now I just have to fix my lousy config files.... Jesse Sheidlower _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"