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Re: Upgrading XFree86

On Sat, 2004-06-05 at 14:40, Bradley Alexander wrote:
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> I did a dist-upgrade on one of my sid boxes yesterday, and I can't get 
> xserver-xfree86 to install. Because of that, x-window-system-core and 
> x-window-system cannot install. When I run apt-get dist-upgrade, apt-get -f 
> install or manually dpkg -i, I get the following (this one is from an apt-get 
> - -f install):
> After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
> Setting up xserver-xfree86 (4.3.0.dfsg.1-1) ...
> dpkg: error processing xserver-xfree86 (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of x-window-system-core:
>  x-window-system-core depends on xserver-xfree86; however:
>   Package xserver-xfree86 is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing x-window-system-core (--configure):
>  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of x-window-system:
>  x-window-system depends on x-window-system-core; however:
>   Package x-window-system-core is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing x-window-system (--configure):
>  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  xserver-xfree86
>  x-window-system-core
>  x-window-system
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Can someone point me in the right directon on getting this installed? I 
> checked bugs.d.o, but did not see a similar bug.

Just FYI, I got exactly the same problem ("script returned exit status
127" when running dpkg --configure for the xserver-xfree86 package). And
either X or GDM then refused to start (I'm not sure which it was). 

I previously had a debian-testing setup, and added "unstable" then did
dist-upgrade [mainly so I can play with gnome-2.6].

Eventually I marked the xserver-xfree86 package as "HOLD" and did "dpkg
--configure -a", which seemed to at least get graphics working again.
However I'm fairly new to debian, so I really don't know what I'm doing



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