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From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss03@××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] modular Xorg made it to ~x86
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 00:34:09
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] modular Xorg made it to ~x86 by Iain Buchanan
1 On Monday 27 March 2006 17:48, Iain Buchanan <iaindb@××××××××××××.au> wrote
2 about '[gentoo-user] modular Xorg made it to ~x86':
3 > I noticed after a sync a few nights ago, that modular xorg is in ~x86.
4 > I also noticed a few people here have installed a while ago already.
5 >
6 > so, can I just go ahead with it? I need a functional X on this box, but
7 > I'm happy to put up with a few quirks. What are the gotcha's?
9 For me there were a crapload of packages to unmask, I'm betting that won't
10 be an issue for you. :)
12 Unless they've changed something you do have to unmerge 6.8 before starting
13 to merge 7, so for a bit you might have issues starting new x11 programs,
14 but I was able to do the entire changeover from within X, with kaffeine,
15 kmail and a dozen other X applications running. I simply restarted X
16 after I was done.
18 Just make sure you read the official migration guide and the one on the
19 wiki before you start and have them available while you are doing the
20 upgrade.
22 *goes to remove xorg 7 from his package.unmask*
24 --
25 "If there's one thing we've established over the years,
26 it's that the vast majority of our users don't have the slightest
27 clue what's best for them in terms of package stability."
28 -- Gentoo Developer Ciaran McCreesh