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
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