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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:38 am    Post subject: xfree - xorg ? [solved] Reply with quote

hi! i installed MC (midnight commander) before i even emerged xfree, and now somehow the xorg is installed.. because MC wanted it somehow.. so now when i try to emerge xfree i cant.. there is 2 B "blocks" = x11-base/xorg-x11

should i unmerge them or what ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xorg-x11 is the xfree successor, use it instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just removed xorg and tried to emerge xfree with no luck..
should it work with emerge xfree in ppc ? or is it a special version of X that needed ?



hum crap...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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should it work with emerge xfree in ppc ?

yes
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or is it a special version of X that needed ?

no there is no special X needed.

Use X.org and feel fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why xorg ?
i just installed xfree, but hum where is the XF86Config

hee..
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
/etc/X11/XF86Config


x.org X11 is a fork of the current XFree86 X11 version! Xfree86 wont be updated in portage in the future - so I suggest to emerge xorg-x11 (it is not difficult to change the X-server!).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HighOnBonsai wrote:
Xfree86 wont be updated in portage in the future - so I suggest to emerge xorg-x11

That seems ludicrous! Why won't XFree86 be updated in Portage?! :x
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obligatory IANAL...

http://www.xfree86.org/legal/licenses.html

XFree86 switched to that license a while back. Carefully read the numbered statements. To quite a few people, those imply that ANYTIME a distribution gives credit to a third-party (such as splashscreens, documentation, etc) you MUST also say
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"This product includes software developed by The XFree86 Project, Inc (http://www.xfree86.org/) and its contributors"


Instead of having that spread everywhere, some people forked and started x.org, which doesn't have that licensing restriction. The devs (and it seems most other major distros) decided to switch to x.org rather than comply with the new license.

Since x.org is a VERY recent fork for XFree86, you can probably just use your old configuration and everything - the switch was really quite painless for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MJN222 wrote:
Instead of having that spread everywhere, some people forked and started x.org, which doesn't have that licensing restriction. The devs (and it seems most other major distros) decided to switch to x.org rather than comply with the new license.

Thanks for the insight, MJN222.
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