Upgrading to 4.6.2...X11 config in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 or /etc/X11?

Upgrading to 4.6.2...X11 config in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 or /etc/X11?

Post by Brent A. Busb » Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:46:39

During the next week, I plan to upgrade my machine to 4.6.2.  When I
installed the installation of X11 that I have now, I built it from
source with the ports tree, and it put the config files in the normal
location /usr/X11R6/lib/X11.
        However, I'm aware that in the past, FreeBSD has packaged the
X configs to go into /etc/X11, and I also remember that back when I was
running 4.4 on a different machine, the port asked you before the build
which of the two locations you'd like your X configs to go to.
        What I'm wondering is this:  If I do the upgrade, and have it
upgrade my X-Window installation, is it going to be smart enough to see
which place to look for my configuration?  I like freedom of choice with
things like this, but I hope the package tools are keeping all this
freedom in mind at upgrade time.

Anybody done the upgrade already on a machine with the configs in /usr?

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I tried xfree 1.1 this weekend.  When I tried to start X386 it complained
that it couldn't find /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc so I had to make a link
/usr/X386/X11 to find the fonts.  Then it worked.  Why is it looking in the
wrong place?  Also when I try to run X386mono, why does it say can't execute
binary file.  Can someone tell me what the size and sum should be for it.
As an aside is there a newer, better version of X11 that I should be using?

Thanks for the help.  Sorry if this has already been asked.

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