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 188.8.131.52a-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. email@example.com | He wasn't there again today, cartoon.ecn.purdue.edu/~branden/ | I think he's from the CIA.
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