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Re: Debian v2.1 ("Slink") Deep Freeze



On Tue, Jan 19, 1999 at 08:04:32AM -0500, Brian White wrote:

Comments apply to the forthcoming -9 release.

> Also, the following packages will hold up the final release because of
> release- critical bugs against them.
[...]
> xbase             30852  X packages do not upgrade automatically due to name change.

This is handled by the new xbase pseudo-package (see elsewhere on
debian-devel, mail from Ben Gertzfield).

Package: xbase
Architecture: all
Description: XFree86 upgrade convenience package
 Between Debian 2.0 ("hamm") and 2.1 ("slink") the XFree86 packages were
 extensively reorganized; this package exists solely to smooth the
 transition for people upgrading from Debian 2.0 or earlier.  Once it has
 been installed it may be removed at any time; it contains no programs,
 libraries, or documentation.
 .
 For the technically curious, this package exists solely to declare
 dependencies on the packages among whom the old xbase package's files were
 distributed.  The new packages are auto-selected by apt or dselect as a
 result, and the X Window System is properly upgraded.
Section: oldlibs
Priority: extra
Depends: rstart, rstartd, twm, xbase-clients, xdm, xfree86-common, xfs, xlib6g,
 xlib6g-dev, xmh, xproxy, xserver-common, xsm, xterm

The X font packages should not be a problem with apt-get dist-upgrade.
E.g.,

Package: xfonts-100dpi
Architecture: all
Description: 100 dpi fonts for X servers
 xfonts-100dpi provides a set of bitmapped fonts at 100 dots per inch.  In most
 cases it is desirable to have the X font server (xfs) and/or an X server to
 make the fonts available to X clients.
Conflicts: xfnt100
Replaces: xfnt100
Provides: xfnt100
Depends: xbase-clients
Recommends: xfs | xserver

> xdm               29360  xdm: Stopped X without warning/asking

See my message to this bug.  The old xbase prerm is the problem here;
this is an issue for the release notes.  The other points raised in the
release noted are fixed in my current test build.

> xlib6             31610  xlib6: requires gcc but declares no dependency (dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture?)

Apparently the dpkg command above is the wrong way to get the string I
want.  Marcus Brinkmann has offered to fix this one for me (applies to
xlib6, xlib6-dev, and xlib6-static).

> xserver-common    29166  xserver-common: should depend or at least recommend properly ver'd xlib6g

I have moved xinit (and thus startx) from xserver-common to xbase-clients,
so this no longer necessary.  Nothing in xserver-common depends on the X
libraries, which was the original intent of the package.

XFree86 3.3.2.3a-8pre9v4 is available at
http://master.debian.org/~branden/xfree86/ .

-- 
G. Branden Robinson              |        Yesterday upon the stair,
Debian GNU/Linux                 |        I met a man who wasn't there.
branden@ecn.purdue.edu           |        He wasn't there again today,
cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ |        I think he's from the CIA.

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