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Xorg upgrade: 6.9.x to 7.0.x

The motivation for attempting the upgrade is a missing "sis_drv.so" file
in the 6.9.0.dfsg.1-6 xserver-xorg package.  If anyone can explain why
this was omitted from the Alpha package, I might feel better about the
upgrade pain I'm now contemplating.  In particular, if someone knows
that a SiS 6326 8MB PCI card won't work in a PWS 433au, please let me
know immediately so I won't waste my time trying to make it work.

Summary: there's no clean way to get from Xorg 6.9 to 7.0 on Alpha.

The somewhat longer explanation is as follows:

x11-common_7.0.20 can't be installed because xserver-xorg depends on
xserver-common, which conflicts with x11-common.

xserver-xorg_7.0.20 can't be installed because of a pre-dependency on
x11-common (>= 7.0.0-0ubuntu3).

After examining the problem from several angles, it appears the least
risky place to apply force is the xserver-xorg_7.0.20 package using the
"dpkg --force-depends -i" crowbar.

Comments and/or better ideas would be most welcome.

Bob Tracy                   WTO + WIPO = DMCA? http://www.anti-dmca.org

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