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Re: xserver-xfree86 4.0.1-6 upgrade

Jeff Hornsberger wrote:
> Hi. Today's upgrade of the xserver-xfree86 package won't configure on my 
> system for some reason and it doesn't give any good reason what the 
> matter is.
> dpkg --configure xserver-xfree86 gives:
> Setting up xserver-xfree86 (4.0.1-6) ...
> dpkg: error processing xserver-xfree86 (--configure):
> subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> xserver-xfree86
> and now startx gives:
> var: allowed_users, value: rootonly.
> var: nice_value, value: .
> X: cannot stat /etc/X11/X (No such file or directory), aborting.
> Any help about how to fix this would be much appreciated. Thanks. -Jeff 
> <cid:part1.05070205.07040202@netscape.com>

I managed to get past this by doing as root:

1) Manually create the symlink /etc/X11/X -> /usr/bin/X11/XFree86
2) Issue 'dpkg --configure -a'

It seems that the postinst script for the xserver-xfree86 package can't
handle the circumstance where that symlink doesn't already exist.  I'm not
*sure* that's the problam, but creating that symlink made it work.
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                      | everything is of great understanding,
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