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Bug#209181: xserver-common preinst error

On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 12:04:54 -0500 Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 09:40:08PM +1200, Donald Gordon wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 Sep 2003 10:13:05 -0500 Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > Can you please mail this bug the output of the following command?:
> > > 
> > > # debconf-show xserver-common

Oops.  Sorry, I executed that on the wrong machine.  Here's the result
from the one which was giving trouble:

klatch:/# debconf-show xserver-common
* xserver-common/manage_config_with_debconf: false
  xterm/xterm_needs_devpts: Console Users Only
  xserver-common/move_existing_nondebconf_config: false
  xserver-common/xwrapper/nice_value: -10

> I'm not sure what the problem is (and preinst scripts are notoriously
> difficult to troubleshoot), but I'm adding some more defensive logic to
> the xserver-common preinst script in 4.2.1-12, and hopefully that will
> resolve the problem.


> In the meantime, you might try purging and reinstalling xserver-common.

> Please let me know if that works (or doesn't).

It does!


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