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Re: dist-upgrade to woody

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 10:13:16AM -0700, Patrick Mauro wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 03:37:01PM +0900, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
> >> Patrick  Mauro <pmauro@engr.uvic.ca> writes:
> >> > The big problem is that my X won't work!  Whenever I try to run it,
> >> > I now get an error saying something like unable to stat file
> >> > /etc/X11/X.
> >> 
> >> Did something similar over the weekend (reinstall potato base,
> >> dist-upgrade to testing and then install task-x-window-system).
> >> The thing is that xserver-xfree86 does *neither* create a config
> >> file *nor* create a symlink to the server.
> >
> >If you guys would be cognizant of the fact that there is such a thing as
> >"unstable", your lives would doubtless be more pleasant.
> I understand that I am looking to go to a testing phase which is more unstable 
> than potato.  I was simply looking for some help when something broke.  I 
> expected things to break, but I'm only just starting to get the hang of 
> everything, where to look for problems, how to try and find solutions when 
> something breaks.  But sometimes something breaks and I don't know where to 
> look.
> BTW, where are the lists of the problems in the packages stored?  I looked 
> around debian.org and couldn't find it (I probably didn't look hard enough 
> right? :)
The first place to look would be /usr/share/doc/$pkg/{README.Debian
changelog.Debian}. After that you might try http://bugs.debian.org/$pkg,
the try lists.debian.org and search the relevant mailing lists for
similar problems.

> Anywho, I want to thank everyone for their help.  I haven't gotten around to 
> implementing the solutions, but it sounds like it's a fairly good chance that 
> when I upgrade all I'll have to do is create a simlink to the proper xserver.

Gordon Sadler

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