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sundialsvc4
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: I've been off "update-sync" for a week 'cuz of X11 Reply with quote

... now I want to plunge in and catch up.

I'm understandably nervous about winding up with a machine that has no GUI .. Lynx is not exactly fun and I don't really have time for downtime.

Will someone therefore kindly point me to links and/or previous thread-digests where I can quickly spot where the mine-fields are? This is 7.0 going in and it's blocked (momentary brain-fart on my part as to how I un-block it?). Also would like to know a guesstimate about how long the recompiles might take. What was your experience?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sundialsvc4,

When I did this update the first time, it took two days of compiles to sort out the mess. However, I got the libexpat update at the same time, that was the real cause of the problem.

This guide tells you how to install modular Xorg. Skip the bits on unmasking - they are not required now that Xorg 7.0 is stable.

Provided its Xorg only, it should be no longer than your normal Xorg build time plus the time it takes to sort out your configuration. The guide offers you a way to go back to the old Xorg quickly too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please follow up to xorg-x11-6.9 -> xorg-x11-7.0-r1 everything blocked (solved).

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