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Re: Potato to Woody dist-upgrade problems

On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 11:17:23PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 07:11:09PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > xfonts-100dpi and xfonts-75dpi: are removed, but their replacement
> > package, xfonts-base,
> xfonts-base is in NO way a replacement for -100dpi and -75dpi.  All
> three packages continue to exist in woody.

So the question should be, if these packages were removed, why?  Only two
packages seem to conflict with xfonts-75dpi, and only one of those is at all
common (xbase-clients).

Conflicts: ... xfonts-75dpi (<<

Maybe apt is making the wrong decision about whether to remove or upgrade?
Dale, you did upgrade apt by itself before running dist-upgrade, right?

apt-get install apt dpkg
apt-get dist-upgrade

Might yield better results.

> > is not installed. This causes the "fixed" fonts to not be found. Some
> > form of server dependency would fix this one.
> Wrong.  The X server does not depend on locally installed fonts.  Read
> the package description, read the Debian X FAQ, read 1000 mails I've
> sent on this issue over the years.  Your ignorance of TCP font service
> does not render the facility non-existent.
> In any event, people who don't want to trouble themselves with
> understanding things like font service can install one or both of a pair
> of meta-packages to make things Just Work(tm):
> x-window-system-core
> x-window-system
> Looking up the package descriptions for these meta-packages is left as
> an exercise for the reader.  (Hint: it involves "apt-cache show".)
> > Principle tools needed by either wdm, or wmaker, (I haven't figured out
> > which) are provided by xbase-clients, which is not installed during the
> > dist-upgrade...
> FYI, I upgraded a stock potato box (2.2r5) to woody just last week using
> dist-upgrade and managed to not lose xbase-clients.
> > At least one of these problems (xfonts-base) can be fixed with a depends
> > in the right place.
> Hammurabi, think again!
> > My current question is: How much of this is going to be fixed in the final
> > release, and how much should I discuss in my book?
> You should probably develop a greater command of the facts before
> dispensing bad advice in your book.
> -- 
> G. Branden Robinson                |      We either learn from history or,
> Debian GNU/Linux                   |      uh, well, something bad will
> branden@debian.org                 |      happen.
> http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |      -- Bob Church

 - mdz

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