Re: dpkg having serious trouble trying to upgrade xlibs
"Antonio M. D'souza" wrote:
> Ok, now I'm at a total loss!
> I tried to remove ghostview as it contained a symlink that was conflicting
> with xlibs but it gave me this (meaning I can no longer remove anything):
> quikbox:/home/quik# apt-get remove ghostview
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
> Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
> libxaw6: Depends: xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11) but 4.0.1-4 is to be installed
> libxaw7: Depends: xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11) but 4.0.1-4 is to be installed
> twm: Depends: xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11) but 4.0.1-4 is to be installed
> xbase-clients: Depends: xlibs (>= 4.0.1-11) but 4.0.1-4 is to be installed
> E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify
> a solution).
> On December 15, 2000 06:42 pm, you wrote:
> > Hallo,
> > If you have a symlink from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults to
> > etc/X11/app-defaults, then remove this symlink and try the install
> > again.
> > This has worked for me.
> > See the post (problem with your Debian packages) on the list
> > Good Luck
> > Reiner Stallknecht
> Antonio M. D'souza
> Math/CS 725-7651
> St. Pauls, rm 105 N2L 3G5
Well, something is very wrong, you have no X anymore:-(
Please don't do it the hard-way, like i did
(I've removed all the X-depending stuff incl. X itself) my fault,
still catching up to woody
This problem i got after upgrading X (from XF4.0.1-10 to XF4.0.1-11pre-version
Before the update i have made the symlink from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults
After reinstall of X (4.01-10.deb's) the same problem. And this is very
strange because i had a running XF4.0.1-10 before the upgrade got wrong.
The solution for me was:
removing the symlink from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults to
And mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults.
Then apt-get -f install
Then apt-get update
Did you tried 'apt-get -f install' ?
I could be wrong with this "solution" but this worked for me.
Anyone here who can verify this or has the right solution?
Maybe it is not X-related?