Xorg 6.8.2 to Xorg 7?

Peter B. Steiger wyo_wl001 at bresnan.net
Fri Mar 24 16:49:16 PST 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 18:06 -0600, Dan McGhee wrote:
> Again, my memory could be faulty, but I think I remember that the
> Xorg 
> documentaton says to uninstall older versions of Xorg first.

I don't see why that's necessary, as long as you rename /usr/X11R6 to
something else so the binaries and libraries will not be in the search
path.  I just checked the results of my plain-vanilla, no defaults
changed build of 6.82 last fall and everything... EVERYTHING went
into /usr/X11R6 with the exception of a couple of directories and
libraries that are symbolic links into the appropriate /usr/X11R6
location.  So if I move that folder to a safe place, a new build of
Xorg7 whould not conflict with the hidden files in any way.

I'm going to try it this weekend, if I have the time, and I'll report
any problems with the CVS instructions or conflicts with my existing
6.82 build.

Peter B. Steiger
Cheyenne, WY

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