upgrading XF86 3.3.5(RPM) -> 4.0.1(.tgz) on RH6.1

upgrading XF86 3.3.5(RPM) -> 4.0.1(.tgz) on RH6.1

Post by Benny L » Fri, 01 Sep 2000 04:00:00



hi,

    I couldn't find RPM package of XFree86 4.0.1, so I am planning to
install with downloaded *.tgz files.

    I just wonder, since the XF86 3.3.5 was installed using RPM
packages, can I just extract the 4.0.1 files to overwrite the 3.3.5
ones? (ie. extract them directly to /usr/X11R6)
Will this break the GNOME stuff?

thanks
ben

 
 
 

upgrading XF86 3.3.5(RPM) -> 4.0.1(.tgz) on RH6.1

Post by Stein Erik Strandmo » Fri, 01 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Take care, or you will be w/o any graphical i/f!  
Here is what I did. Seems to work...

cp -rps /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_3.3.5
cp -rps /etc/X11 /etc/X11_3.3.5

Now intall your 4.0.1 stuff.  This seems to overwrite the necessary
files in /usr/X11R6 and /etc/X11, but leave some necessary custom
scripts if you have RH...  Now things may/may not work. See elsewere for
the posting of my problems...

But, in any case, you can fall back to your old X version by

cp -rps /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_4.0.1
cp -rps /etc/X11 /etc/X11_4.0.1
rm -rf /usr/X11R6
rm -rf /etc/X11
ln -s /usr/X11R6_3.3.5 /usr/X11R6
ln -s /etc/X11_4.0.1 /etc/X11

Now, you are free to try out 4.0.1 or 3.3.5 at will by moving the
symbolic links...

Good luck!

 
 
 

upgrading XF86 3.3.5(RPM) -> 4.0.1(.tgz) on RH6.1

Post by D G » Sat, 02 Sep 2000 07:02:55



> Take care, or you will be w/o any graphical i/f!
> Here is what I did. Seems to work...

> cp -rps /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_3.3.5
> cp -rps /etc/X11 /etc/X11_3.3.5

> Now intall your 4.0.1 stuff.  This seems to overwrite the necessary
> files in /usr/X11R6 and /etc/X11, but leave some necessary custom
> scripts if you have RH...  Now things may/may not work. See elsewere for
> the posting of my problems...

> But, in any case, you can fall back to your old X version by

> cp -rps /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_4.0.1
> cp -rps /etc/X11 /etc/X11_4.0.1
> rm -rf /usr/X11R6
> rm -rf /etc/X11
> ln -s /usr/X11R6_3.3.5 /usr/X11R6
> ln -s /etc/X11_4.0.1 /etc/X11

I think you meant /etc/X11_3.3.5 in that last one.

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DG

(remove the Z's--they're what I do when I read SPAM!)

 
 
 

upgrading XF86 3.3.5(RPM) -> 4.0.1(.tgz) on RH6.1

Post by Stein Erik Strandmo » Sat, 02 Sep 2000 16:22:17




> > But, in any case, you can fall back to your old X version by

> > cp -rps /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6_4.0.1
> > cp -rps /etc/X11 /etc/X11_4.0.1
> > rm -rf /usr/X11R6
> > rm -rf /etc/X11
> > ln -s /usr/X11R6_3.3.5 /usr/X11R6
> > ln -s /etc/X11_4.0.1 /etc/X11

> I think you meant /etc/X11_3.3.5 in that last one.

Right!  Sorry.  Freudian slip...
 
 
 

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