/usr/X11R6/lib softlinks lost
In the xorg update there was an advice to save the files in /usr/X11R6
so the bin directory could be replaced with a softlink to /usr/bin.
Once this had been done the programs that were in usr/X11R6/bin could be
moved to /usr/bin and the other files & directories could be moved back
To comply I did mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6Saved
After the update I forgot to move things back and gdm would not start X
I remembered what I had not moved and tried mv /usr/X11R6Saved/lib
/usr/X11R6. This failed as there was a new X11 in /usr/X11R6 and mv
aborted rather than overwrite this. Accordingly I tried mv
/usr/X11R6Saved/lib *. /usr/X11R6/lib. This moved all the files but the
softlinks were lost.
Now gdm started X Windows for 10 seconds, then exited with a message
dbus-launch: error while loading shared libraries: libICE.so.6:
cannot open shared object file.
I restored the softlinks for libICE.so to libICE.so.6 to libICE.so.6.4
but this has not solved the problem. There are a great many such
softlinks in the lib.
Is this a clue to what I must do to solve the problem? If so, does
anyone know the answer?