View Full Version : A lot of softwares could not work after upgrade xorg to 7.4
February 1st, 2009, 03:36
I use msn for work,but after the upgrade,none of them can work,i have tried pidgin,amsn, emesene,or even empathy.And there even were no error messages.
so did same on awesome,a wm,that i have to use fluxbox instead.I can only find a error message said"Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0"."
by the way ,i upgrade the ports,using the pkg only mode in portupgrade
February 1st, 2009, 12:18
I doubt that the pre-compiled packages will work with Xorg 7.4. You will need to recompile all your X Window ports from source. The various methods have been documented several times in recent threads especially this one
Xorg 7.4 upgrade - report (http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=1721)
You should also have read /usr/ports/UPDATING for relevant updating requirements.
February 2nd, 2009, 01:50
OK,I will have a try ,but I always use the pre-compiled packages,rebuild them take too much time though
February 2nd, 2009, 02:05
Don't mix packages and ports, use either packages or ports, but not both.
You will get problems with port a being linked to library b version 2, but package c is linked to library b version 1.
Package c won't work.
Package a is linked to library b version 1, but port c is want library b version 2, so you upgrade library b from version 1 to 2, and package a will stop working.
So if you use packages, and you want to use Xorg 7.4, then you must wait until packages are available.
February 2nd, 2009, 07:25
yes,i always use packages,when i saw the xorg 7.4 packages were available,i made the upgrade.It was really a nightmare,i think...
February 2nd, 2009, 15:27
OK ，i tried “#portmaster -f awesome”,rebuild pidgin
and everything become OK
maybe,libXext or xextproto hurt it
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