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#1 2004-04-05 19:47:48

punkrockguy318
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Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

What is the PKGBUILD for XFree86 4.3.0?  Radeon will not work with the new version yet.  Anyone have a PKGBUILD or a pkg.tar.gz?


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#2 2004-04-05 20:19:34

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

grrr... I still had my PKGBUILD from abs.. Won't compile, there's errors.  Anyone have a binary xfree 4.3.0 package lying around?


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#3 2004-04-05 20:19:50

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

Maybe from one of the arch linux cds?


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#4 2004-04-05 20:56:17

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

Okay, the xfree4.3 is still on the archlinux.org ftp server... Maybe it should stay there.  Well, I'm gonna burn it to a disk for safekeeping, just in case.

Also:  How can I make pacman ignore a package during a pacman -Syu, because I don't want xfree86 to be upgraded everytime I system update....


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#5 2004-04-05 21:01:51

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

How can I make pacman ignore a package during a pacman -Syu, because I don't want xfree86 to be upgraded everytime I system update....

That would be a:

IgnorePkg = xfree86

In your pacman.conf, I think...


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#6 2004-04-05 21:46:45

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

punkrockguy318 wrote:

grrr... I still had my PKGBUILD from abs.. Won't compile, there's errors.  Anyone have a binary xfree 4.3.0 package lying around?

You can't compile X with fakeroot, you gotsta be root.


I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
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#7 2004-04-05 21:52:50

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

Yeah, I was


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#8 2004-04-08 23:44:18

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

Hello, I stupidly upgraded to xfree86 4.4 with my Radeon 9600 before reading this thread, so now I am stuck. sad

I understand now how you can prevent pacman from upgrading xfree86, but what if you already did it?

Is it possible to downgrade the package? Or do I have to get pacman to do a recursive remove of xfree86, and then do "pacman -A xfree86-4.3", and then reinstall everything else?

Is there a better way of doing this?

(Luckily, I haven't been housecleaning my cache... )

Thanks in advance!

/scratch

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#9 2004-04-09 00:38:27

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

You want to know what I did?  Here's a mini HOWTO.

Getting XFree 4.3.0
1)  First, download the XFree86 4.3.0 package from
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/current/xfree86 … pkg.tar.gz.
2)  Remove the XFree86 4.4.0 package with:

pacman -Rd xfree86

3)  Install XFree86 4.3.0 using this command:

pacman -A /path/to/downloades/files/xfree86-4.3.0-7.pkg.tar.gz

4)  To prevent pacman upgrades from upgrading XFree, add this to the [Options] section of your /etc/pacman.conf

IgnorePkg   = xfree86

There you go!!  You're good to go until ATI releases new 4.4.0 drivers, then you can remove the addition to your pacman.conf, pacman -Syu, and live happily ever after  big_smile


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.   1 Corinthians 13:2

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#10 2004-04-09 16:41:07

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

Wow, that was fast!

It worked! Although pacman did complain that it couldn't find ttf-bitstream-vera in the db, but I luckily had that in my pacman cache as well.

Cheers!

/scratch

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#11 2004-04-09 18:55:58

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

pacman -U will let you 'upgrade' to a lower version.


I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
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#12 2004-04-10 00:38:05

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Re: Getting XFREE86 4.3.0

pacman -U <full path to package.pkg.tar.gz> 

Hey, it does work! Learn a new thing everyday. Thanks, Xentac.

/scratch

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