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Re: Scary message on new installations

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 04:05:26PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Since this warning note has been added specifically because the xserver is
> being removed in situations we don't want it to, and the removal is being
> caused by a new package that didn't exist in sarge, it is indeed very
> difficult to detect the difference between an upgrade and a new install.
> For d-i's purposes, preseeding this d-i note into oblivion is an option, but
> it would be much nicer if someone could figure out how to keep the xserver
> from being removed on upgrade in the first place.

Would putting back xserver-xfree86 as a transitional package suffice? Since
I don't know how to reproduce this problem locally, my best guess is that
the server gets removed due to the conflict with x11-common and then
nothing is able to install the new one because xserver-xorg doesn't exist
to be marked for upgrade. Putting back an empty xserver-xfree86 that pulls
in xserver-xorg should suffice in this corner case, letting us remove the
note all together.

 - David Nusinow

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