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Re: Bug#413281: x11-common: sarge to etch upgrade fails

clone 413281 -1
reassign -1 hanterm-xf
retitle -1 hanterm-xf: installs an alternative in /usr/bin/X11

On Sun, Mar  4, 2007 at 00:41:16 +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 12:15:40AM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > Do you have any idea where hanterm comes from?
> Yes, it comes from hanterm-classic and/or hanterm-xf (there is an
> alternative)
> # ls -l /usr/X11R6/bin/
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6001 Apr 21  2003 hamsoft
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   25 Mar  3 21:03 hanterm -> /etc/alternatives/hanterm
> # ls -l /etc/alternatives/hanterm
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   28 Mar  3 21:03 /etc/alternatives/hanterm -> /usr/bin/X11/hanterm-classic
x11-common already conflicts with earlier versions of these packages, so
I'm not sure what else we can do on the X side.
hanterm-classic is not in etch, so nothing we can do there either.
However it seems that hanterm-xf in etch still installs its alternative
in /usr/bin/X11, which I guess can cause problems if it is configured
before x11-common is unpacked.
I don't really understand how only the symlink is still in
/usr/X11R6/bin in your upgrade scenario, though, could it be a bug in
hanterm-classic's prerm, which doesn't remove the alternative cleanly?


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