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Re: X11R6?

> > I have installed a Debian 1.2 from a Infomagic CD. It seems to be
> > incomplete and I had a some trouble with some files.
> Yes, there are often problems with the Infomagic cd's. Their 1.2 cd's
> seem to be particularly troublesome.

I have one of these CD's also, with lots of problems with X.  I am having
trouble upgrading via the ftp method.  I choose pretty much the standard
options, and it hangs like this:

Using FTP to check directories...(stop with ^C)

Connecting to ftp.debian.org...
Login as anonymous...

Then nothing.  Now here is the sad part:  It was working less before, and
I got an error on line 7 of a script (the name of which I forget).  I
forget what I did to fix this error exactly, I think it had to do with
getting the new dpkg-ftp installed, although I think I thought I had done
that before.  Unfortunately, I had already edited this script in an effort
to fix things, it was a line with ftp:Net or something like that in it.  I
suspect this may be what is getting me.  I reinstalled dpkg-ftp in an
effort to fix this problem, but no luck.  Would it be helpful and safe to
purge and reload dpkg itself (mayby that is where the script is)?  I am
reluctant to try it.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

> > For example, I can only use TWM instead of Afterstep because (something)
> > can't load a library. I have no idea how to fix it, dselect says that
> > X11R6 and xcompact are not available.
> There are some very useful HOWTO-like documents that describe how to fix
> a broken installation from the 1.2 Infomagic cd. Unfortunately, I don't
> remember where you can find one :-(
> IIRC the main problem is that libX11.so or some lib like that is not
> added to /etc/ld.so.conf. If you do just that and run ldconfig as root,
> things should be in a better state already.
> But if I were you, I'd upgrade to the newer X packages that are in
> 1.3.1, that would get you more up to date and it solves all your
> problems (hopefully.) You can upgrade by hand by downloading packages
> and installing them with `dpkg -i <packagename>.deb` or, if you have ppp
> working, just set dselect to use the "ftp method" and point it to
> ftp.debian.org or a mirror nearby you. Don't forget to put most packages
> on hold before you actually start installing, because dselect will find
> a lot of packages in a 1.2 installation that it will want to upgrade to
> newer ones in 1.3.1. 
> > I was able to find xcompat in the debian ftp site, but I don't know what
> > to do with X11R6 or what it means.
> > Is there is a r6base.deb o somethig like that? Where is it?
> I think that it is a "virtual" package. A real package provides it. It
> is either xlib6 or xbase that you want to get and install. If you look
> at the Packages.gz file in /debian/stable/binary/ on the ftp archive (it
> is on your cd in the same place, btw) you can verify this.
> Joost
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