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Re: Bug#28345: xdm: doesn't check if in X

On Wed, Oct 21, 1998 at 08:25:11PM +0200, J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) wrote:
> Package: xdm
> Version:
> Severity: important
> [Severity motivation: this is a major step backwards compared to the old X
> packaging]
> I just upgraded to the latest packages (using apt in X). The xdm
> install/upgrade didn't check that it was in X, and went ahead, killing my X,
> and leaving the packaging system in an inconsistent state (apt refused to
> continue).
> Ray

This is because when upgrading, the old prerm is used, which in this case
is xbase's prerm.

The new xdm prerm is far more intelligent.  If you don't believe me, read

I'm open to suggestions regarding the upgrade procedure -- that do not
include copying substantially all of the new xdm prerm into its preinst.

G. Branden Robinson              |   When I die I want to go peacefully in
Debian GNU/Linux                 |   my sleep like my ol' Grand Dad...not
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |   screaming in terror like his passengers.
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