Re: X won;t start after partial slink upgrade :-(
Stan Brown wrote:
> In an attempt to get the siag office automation suite set up, I have
> been partialy upgrading my hamm system to frozen.
> I have installed xbase, which warned me that I would need othe packagse
> now. I added xter, and xbas-clients, but now my system will not start
> The symlink for the appropriate X server (the S3 one if it matters) was
> missing, so i create it by hand. Now X will start if I run the raw X
> serve (X). However I have no startx script.
> What packages do I need?
> Is there aconfiguration script that I can run to fix this?
I was afraid something like this would happen since X was broken down into
about a dozen packages in slink.
I believe you will need to do a complete install of the slink X11. You might
need to forcibly remove all hamm X11 packages before installing slink's X11
stuff. In slink, X11 is broken down into ~12 packages, some like xbase and
xfonts-base are obvious, others like xdm and xprt aren't so obvious. The
version number in slink for these files is 22.214.171.124a-8. So when you upgrade
using dselect take a look at every file, in the x11 sections, with the above
version and read its description to determine whether you need it or not.