Your Name wrote:

i have a server that's running FreeBSD 4.7 and the
security patches are up to date but most software
hasn't been upgraded in a long time. im trying to do
some basic maintenance and there are some problems.

First i want to upgrade Emacs from an older version,
but when i try to do this from ports it starts trying
to install a whole bunch of X stuff. This is just a
server box, and i dont want to have _any_ X running on
it. Is
there a way i can get Emacs current? i didn't
originally set this machine up, but Emacs is installed
from Ports
and theres no X on the machine, so i dont know how it
originally done.



Emacs requires XFree libraries, and I think imake, in order to build and run. You're not going to be "running" X just because some libraries are installed, although you may want to keep an eye on the project's site to hear if "security holes" are found, just as you should/do with any other 3rd party software you use.

Now, a good question might be "Why?"  I don't have
any idea, myself.  But that's just the way EMACS is:

    "_E_ight _M_egs _A_nd _C_onstantly _S_wapping"


Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.
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