Re: What's the trick with X 3.2?
Actually, you should just upgrade gwm before proceeding. gwm-1.8c-4
has the proper dependencies. This release has been out for quite a
while now. The old release of gwm did not have the correct
dependencies. Of course, if you are trying to upgrade gwm and the X
libraries at the same time, you may run into difficulty.
You could argue that it is a dpkg bug which prevents updating the
libraries because the package depends upon it, even though the new
release of the package has a dependency upon the new library. This
"bug" may be difficult to explain.
Fortunately, the new Debian packaging tools make this type of problem
less likely in the future.
Stephen Early <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> In this particular case it's a bug in the gwm package; it depends on
> xlib when it should have depended on elf-x11r6lib. If you remove it
> before upgrading, the upgrade should work.
> You may find that there are other packages with a similar bug. You can
> tell which package it is that is getting in the way; dpkg tells you here:
> > ============================================================================
> > dpkg: considering removing xlib in favour of xlib6 ...
> > dpkg: no, cannot remove xlib (--auto-deconfigure will help):
> > gwm depends on xlib (>= 3.1.2-4)
> > xlib is to be removed.
> > dpkg: regarding xlib6_3.2-1.deb containing xlib6:
> > xlib6 conflicts with elf-x11r6lib
> > xlib provides elf-x11r6lib and is installed.
> > dpkg: error processing xlib6_3.2-1.deb (--install):
> > conflicting packages - not installing xlib6
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> > xlib6_3.2-1.deb
> > ===========================================================================
> Once you have upgraded the X packages you can re-install the buggy
> packages using the --force-depends option.
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