SGI Indy R5000: dpkg --configure xfonts-75dpi crash
Yesterday, I attempted installing debian (stable) on one of my two SGI Indy R5000's. The install went smoothly, and I appreciate all the work put into this port and getting it to be as nice as it is to install.
I did run into one major problem AFTER the base install however:
I selected and installed all packages I wish to use for the time being. Xfree being a part of it, including many x-based programs. Now, everything worked fine until it came to configuring the xfonts-75dpi package. At this point, my Indy just bombs out and drops a massive amount of info to the screen, basically it crashes. The machine must be unplugged to shut off. I was able re-create this process at any time if I simply attempted to run:
dpkg --configure xfonts-75dpi
I have tried more than one version of the xfonts-75dpi package, not just the version which is distributed with woody (stable). Any help?
Is this a known issue? If so, is there a fix? I have not attempted a source install of the xfonts-75dpi package yet, as I am hoping to keep my .deb tree/deps clean and I do not know how to do this when installing some packages from source and some from .deb
For the time being, I simply started the installation over again and i WILL NOT install Xfree this time as it was more for luxury than anything in my case (box will be a light server). I will probably install Xfree later if there is a fix or some kind of way around this.
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