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Re: Potato to Woody dist-upgrade problems

Theodore Tso <tytso@thunk.org> wrote:
>>>> Wrong.  The X server does not depend on locally installed fonts.  Read
>>> It refused to run locally without them. That sounds like a dependency to
>>> me.
>> Perhaps you should check your hearing.  Install xfonts-base on a
>> reachable remote host, install xfs on that host, configure xfs to listen
>> on the TCP port by editing /etc/X11/fs/config, and add a line to the
>> Files section of your X server config file:
>>       FontPath        "tcp/remote.host.org:7100"

> Um.... if a user needs to do the above to get X working on their
> system after taking a working Potato system, and upgrading to Woody,
> then Debian is completely useless for the naive user, and there's no
> way I can recommend that Debian is ready for anyone other than an
> expert.  

You completely missed the point. Branden did not say that this was
necessary to get X running but he showed a valid working
example-configuration of X running without _locally_ installed
X-fonts which clearly shows that X does not depend on _locally_
installed X-fonts. Therefore it is evident that xserver-xfree86.deb
must not depend on xfonts-base.

Suggests: xfonts-base of xserver-common is the correct relation.
               cu andreas
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