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Updating to modular xorg-x11 in Gentoo (Howto)

November 7th, 2005 · 4 Comments

I updated my xorg-x11 installation in my Gentoo machine to version xorg-x11-7.0.0_rc1, which uses the new “modular” architecture. It was mostly painless. Here are the steps:
1. Unmerge the old xorg-x11 (make a binary package in case you want to go back: quickpkg xorg-x11)
2. Copy the whole xorg-x11 section from /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask to /etc/portage/package.unmask
3. emerge -av [...]

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