Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by Dr Cla » Mon, 08 Apr 2002 20:39:24



Recently installed FreeBSD 4.5, and selected the XFree option by mistake,
and it has installed X.

I wanted to install XFree 4.x instead of 3.x which is installed at the
moment.

Can I make deinstall it?

What's the best way to upgrade to XFree 4.x (it won't make because it keeps
whinging about files already being configured/installed)

Thanks

 
 
 

Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by jp » Tue, 09 Apr 2002 19:45:08



> I wanted to install XFree 4.x instead of 3.x which is installed at the
> moment.

> Can I make deinstall it?

Nuking /usr/X11R6 (and possibly /etc/X11) should work.
(It's not a port, and probably not even a package. ISTR.
Caveat deletor, YMMV, slippery when wet, etc.)

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Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by Steve O'Hara-Smit » Wed, 10 Apr 2002 03:22:54


On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:45:08 +0000 (UTC)

J> Nuking /usr/X11R6 (and possibly /etc/X11) should work.
J> (It's not a port, and probably not even a package. ISTR.

        It is a port (or at least can be) and a package (at least an entry in
/var/db/pkg). Being a cautious individual I simply renamed /usr/X11R6 to
/usr/X11R6.336, backed up my /vsr/db/pkg directory and then deleted all
X11 package references. The idea being that I could easily go back to 3.3.6
- I never did and eventually I deleted all trace of 3.3.6.

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Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by Drew Laws » Wed, 10 Apr 2002 06:46:16




>On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:45:08 +0000 (UTC)

>J> Nuking /usr/X11R6 (and possibly /etc/X11) should work.
>J> (It's not a port, and probably not even a package. ISTR.

>    It is a port (or at least can be) and a package (at least an entry in
>/var/db/pkg). Being a cautious individual I simply renamed /usr/X11R6 to

Alas, that depends.
It should be a package.  But on my current system, I did a clean
install and mistakenly installed everthing through sysinstall in
one shot.  This installed 3.3.6, but there was no sign of it in the
output of pkg_info.

I installed 4.1 on top of it, apparently with no ill effects.

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Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by Dr Cla » Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:25:27


Yeah it did - I got bored last night, so I just moved the old X11R6
directory to a tmp location, and installed it.

It worked fine :)

Thanks for the feedback anyway :D




> > I wanted to install XFree 4.x instead of 3.x which is installed at the
> > moment.

> > Can I make deinstall it?

> Nuking /usr/X11R6 (and possibly /etc/X11) should work.
> (It's not a port, and probably not even a package. ISTR.
> Caveat deletor, YMMV, slippery when wet, etc.)

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Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by jp » Wed, 10 Apr 2002 17:49:49


On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 20:22:54 +0200,


> On Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:45:08 +0000 (UTC)

> J> Nuking /usr/X11R6 (and possibly /etc/X11) should work.
> J> (It's not a port, and probably not even a package. ISTR.

>    It is a port (or at least can be)

But isn't. That was the point. :-)

Quote:> and a package (at least an entry in
> /var/db/pkg).

That makes it easier, just delete the package.  Wasn't sure it had
entries in /var/db/pkg. Haven't seen XF 3.* in a long time.

Quote:> Being a cautious individual I simply renamed /usr/X11R6 to
> /usr/X11R6.336, backed up my /vsr/db/pkg directory and then deleted all
> X11 package references. The idea being that I could easily go back to 3.3.6
> - I never did and eventually I deleted all trace of 3.3.6.

Keeping the X configuration files (although different from XF 4.*) might
be worthwhile. For a go-back excercise or just snarfing modelines[0].

[0] Had to do that for my thinkpad 570, snarfed a modeline from a
    tp 3xx XF config off of the 'net.

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Upgrading XFree to XFree 4.X

Post by Steve O'Hara-Smit » Thu, 11 Apr 2002 03:06:22


On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 08:49:49 +0000 (UTC)

J> Keeping the X configuration files (although different from XF 4.*) might
J> be worthwhile. For a go-back excercise or just snarfing modelines[0].

        Yep, my 3.3.6 config is in /etc/XF86Config and my 4.2.0 is in
/etc/X11/XF86Config - the copy I actually made wasn't needed.

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