Subject: HEADS UP: deprecation and removal of xorg 6.9
To: None <>
From: Tobias Nygren <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/08/2007 16:16:19
Hi pkgsrc users,

Is anyone who is tracking pkgsrc-current still using xorg 6.9? We are
considering to remove it soon. I expect pkgsrc-2007Q3 will ship without
it. If you are still using X11_TYPE=xorg on pkgsrc-current you are
strongly advised to upgrade to X11_TYPE=modular at this point.

Note however that this does not affect installations that use native
X11, e.g. XFree86 based in /usr/X11R6. Those installations will continue
to work. This includes any NetBSD installations that use X11 sets
shipped with the base system.

Upgrading from X11_TYPE=xorg to X11_TYPE=modular means that you must
remove all xorg packages and those packages that depend on it. Also
make sure that X11BASE is not set in mk.conf.

The packages you need for a "complete" modular installation are:


Please let us know if you come across any problems when upgrading.

Kind regards,