[nycbug-talk] A bit more on xorg

Pete Wright pete
Thu Jun 3 11:14:05 EDT 2004

Scott Robbins wrote:

>A day or so ago, I asked had anyone been playing with xorg.  Since then,
>I've installed it on a few boxe--more out of boredom than any great
>political reason, though one gets the general impression that further
>advances in X will be through xorg rather than XFree.  
>There's a 50 something message thread about it on bsdforums.  The
>procedure is actually pretty straightforward.  In the few days it's been
>in ports, a few errors have been corrected--for instance, the
>xorg-libraries Makefile put Wraphelp in /distfiles/xorg but looked for
>it in /distfiles.  
>One of the posters in the thread has been having trouble doing the
>upgrade in 4.x, but in 5.x, on three test boxes and my main workstation
>at work, as well as main workstation at home, it went quite smoothly.  
>In a nutshell, one removes XFree installed packages (not without a
>certain sense of trepidation, especially on my main workstation)  :)
>and wrapper (all needed pkg_delete -f since there are various deps,)
>installs in recommended order, and everything has, at least for several
>others and myself, been hunky dory.  The wrapper Makefile has to be
>edited.  To save folks a bit of searching, the link to the forums thread
>is at
>(sorry about the long url, had to set columns to 76 to get it in.)
>Note that the first page of the thread is when it first came out.
>Within the last few days, most of the problems have been fixed, and
>after removing all XFree stuff and wrapper one simply follows the
>instructions at http://bsd-unix.org/xorg.txt
>The only other caveat is that one should first cvsup ports, then make
>sure your version of expat is the same as that in
>/usr/ports/textproc/expat2's Makefile. If not, portupgrade that first,
>or you'll get a stop error (I'm sorry, I don't remember where, it only
>happened once on one of the 5 boxes.)   
>Anyway, hope this is of interest to someone--it's 3:30 am and a
>headache is keeping me up so I feel like hearing myself type.   :)

execellent, do you happen to know the status of GL support with X.org?  
I assume GL and things of that nature are on different layer than 
XFree86.  Is that true?  Also, did your XFree86-4.conf file move over to 
X.org w/o a hassle?


Pete Wright
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