Re: can't install x11-common
I'm trying to install x11-common package.
$ apt-get install x11-common
Setting up x11-common (1:7.5+8) ...
Setting up X server socket directory /tmp/.X11-unix...chown:
`root:root': invalid user
dpkg: error processing x11-common (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
How that (chown error) can be fixed ?
you are using x11-common from the official debian archive.
x11-common is arch:all, so basically this works, but sometimes
arch:all packages need to be modified for debian-interix.
In the package installation script, the user "root" is named
explicitely, but of course it is not available on debian-interix. So
this is not a chmod problem.
I have built a patched x11-common package which is available in the
debian-interix archives. To use that version, you need to change
the apt-get config (from http://debian-interix.net):
You should create the file /etc/apt/preferences with the following
content to avoid updating arch-all packages to the standard Debian
version when a change for Interix has been made. See
apt_preferences(5) for details.
Pin: release a=unreleased35
PS. chown is from
PPS. Can you move bullet about replacing default coreutils by
to the start of INSTALL ? Since default coreutils are often not fully
compatible. For example, mkdir(1) accept only -m, but not --mode.
Default date(1) and chown(1) are also bugged.
When did you see these incompatibilities? Already when bootstapping
debian-interix, or later when installing packages of your choice?
I thought the bootstrap would go through with the default coreutils,
so I placed this bullet after the bootstrapping instructions. But I'll
change the order if you saw errors already when bootstrapping.