On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 11:45:42AM +0800, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. Newbie question again:
> This is the first time I try to compile XFree86. Before that I took a
> look at /usr/ports/x11/XFree86/pkg-descr where it says:
> XFree86 is a added-value pack for X11R6 that supports several versions
> of Intel-based Unix and Unix-like operating systems. XFree86-3.0 was
> part of the X11R6 core distribution.
> AFAIK the XFree86 package shipped with my FreeBSD 5.1 RELEASE cdrom is
> version 4.3, but why the port say it is 3.0?
The x11/XFree86 port is indeed at version 3.something (3.3.6 to be
exact). For XFree86 4.x you would want the x11/XFree86-4 port.
The reason the old XFree86 port is still in the tree is that some older
hardware is not supported by XFree86 4.x so some people still need the
3.x version of XFree86.
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