Re: xserver-xfree86 4.0.1-6 upgrade
On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 10:54:50PM -0500, Mike wrote:
> 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:email@example.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.
I do it. `dpkg --configure -a'. and got the following error.
localhost:~# dpkg --configure -a
Setting up xserver-xfree86 (4.0.1-6) ...
ln: `/etc/X11/X' and `/usr/bin/X11/XFree86' are the same file
dpkg: error processing xserver-xfree86 (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
Chung, Ha-Nyung <firstname.lastname@example.org>