Stuart.Kreitman at Sun.COM
Sun Feb 19 11:28:50 PST 2006
Daniel Stone wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 10:54:19AM -0800, Stuart Kreitman wrote:
>>perhaps an error in the install/upgrade to 6.9.
>>a thorough uninstall/reinstall of the packages might help.
>>How thorougly do the Debian folks test their upgrade scripts?
>We do not have upgrade scripts. The package management is solid: if
>xserver-xorg 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 is installed, then xserver-xorg
>6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 is installed. There's no halfway.
that sounds great. Now let's address Jaap van Wingerde's broken machine.
He reports that he installed xorg-x11 (6.9.0.dfsg.1-3), not "1-5" which
you refer to.
So, we need to hear back from him whether the install complained,
attaching install log files, and suggest to him to try the 1-5 kit if it
Can you suggest anything else I missed so that he might try to get his
system to run?
>If a maintainer script fails, or there's file conflicts between
>packages, or whatever, then apt/dpkg quite pointedly halt at that point
>and make it quite obvious that you need fixing.
>>as far as the other missing symbols &etc: good info for the package's own
>>maintainer, but not too usefull for mere mortals.
>Yes. The log needs cleanup, news at 11 ...
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