Upgrading from xfree to xorg, any major issues?
Sun Oct 24 23:28:00 GMT 2004
On Sun, 24 Oct 2004, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> Chris Green wrote:
> > Some time soon I'm going to have to upgrade my present Cygwin/X
> > installation which is mostly 4.3.0.x Xfree to the latest Xorg
> > versions.
> > How painless is this likely to be? I run Cygwin/X on a Win2k machine
> > and use it to display my Slackware Linux desktop using xdm.
> There should be only minor issues. XF86Config is not compiled in anymore.
> Lot's of bugfixes...
> But actually xorg 6.7.0 was just the next evolution of xfree 4.3.0 and
> fits in the old release tree
> xf 4.2
> xf 4.3
> xorg 6.7.0
> xorg 6.8.0
> xorg 6.8.1
> So there should not be any big problems
Here's one major PITA: xterm has moved from /usr/X11R6/bin to /usr/bin.
If you have any scripts, batch files, or shortcuts that hardcode
/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm, you'll need to either change them to use
/usr/bin/xterm, or add a symlink in /usr/X11R6/bin to /usr/bin/xterm.
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