Re: xbase installation problem
> > I'm sorry to bother you with such a simple question, but maybe one of
> > you wizards can point me into the right direction... I'm trying to
> > upgrade to the new XFREE86 3.1.2-1 packages and fail everytime I unpack
> > the xbase package:
> > # dpkg --unpack xbase-3.deb
> > Unpacking ./xbase-3.deb, containing xbase...
> > tar: Could not create symlink to console: File exists
> > dpkg-deb subprocess tar returned error exit status 2
> > dpkg - error: xbase: failed to install (exit status 1) (skipping this package)
> > dpkg: 1 errors occured.
> I don't know which version of the package you are trying to install from
> the description that you have given. Please would you run dpkg --info on
> your xbase-3.deb file and send me the output?
Here it is!
By the way: I installed previous versions of Xfree86 serveral times on my computer, but
never had this error message about an existing symlink to console...
The point is that I dont want to install again EVERYTHING from scratch, but I have no
idea what I did wrong. Before trying to unpack the X-packages, I removed the older ones
with dpkg --purge --remove and also all X11*-directories.
Again, I would be happy about any help. Thanks!
# dpkg --info xbase-3.deb
debian package type version 0.939000.
size 1142983 bytes: control archive= 2246, main archive= 1140723.
322 bytes, 15 lines conffiles
813 bytes, 16 lines control
3964 bytes, 188 lines * postinst #!/bin/sh
112 bytes, 7 lines * postrm #!/bin/sh
321 bytes, 19 lines * preinst #!/bin/sh
DESCRIPTION: XFree86 3.1.2 base distribution.
This package contains the basic X11R6 distribution. [...]
MAINTAINER: Ian Murdock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RECOMMENDED: xstd, xmono | xserver
PROVIDES: X11R6, xbaseR6
# tar --version
GNU tar version 1.11.5
Information about the kernel:
# uname --all
Linux hawkeye 1.2.1 #3 Wed Dec 13 20:37:54 MET 1995 i486
Roman Schneider Tel. +49-621-1581-403
Institut fuer deutsche Sprache Fax. +49-621-1581-200
R 5, 6-13 D-68161 Mannheim/Germany E-mail: email@example.com