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Re: x.org related question

Hi Martijn,

On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 11:34:03PM +0200, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> I just got around to upgrading to x.org in testing to see if it's
> better and see if the 3D support has improved. After much hassle, I
> got it, but I'm running into a problem with fvwm1.

> # dpkg --configure --pending
> Setting up fvwm1 (1.24r-50) ...
> update-alternatives: unable to make
> /usr/X11R6/man/man1/fvwm.1.gz.dpkg-tmp a symlink to
> /etc/alternatives/fvwm.1.gz: No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing fvwm1 (--configure):
> subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> fvwm1

> It's probably because the /usr/X11R6/man/man1 directory doesn't exist,
> should it?

Only if you install some package that contains it.  Since nothing else on
the system is using it anymore, this is a bug in fvwm1 for trying to create
a symlink in a directory it does not ship.

> You see, during the upgrade x11-common bailed out complaining that
> /usr/X11R6/bin wasn't empty. At the moment in /usr/X11R6 I have a
> symlink for bin but include, lib and man are real directories. Should
> they be? I can't find an answer.

Yes, lib/ and man/ should be real directories.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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