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Re: XFree86 4.0


I think you want to stick to the package system.

If you use apt-get, change the /etc/apt/sources.list so that it points to
unstable, then make an 

   apt-get update

then a 

   apt-get install xserver-xfree86

(this will update not all of your system, but only the part needed by the

Then fidle around until you get it running, you might need to update some
other X related packages.

Afterwards restor the old sources.list and make an

   apt-get update

again to get the old package informations back.

This should be easier than tarballs...


On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> I'd like to upgrade to XFree86 4.0.   The way I see it, there's 2 options:
> 1- package
> 2- tarball
> I'm running Potato, and don't really want to upgrade to Woody.  Based on
> that alone, I think tarball is my only option, but I want to make sure of
> that.
> Which is the better way for me to upgrade X?

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