xbase-clients 4.2.1 reports errors!
while attemting to install the xbase-clients, testing, deb the following was reported:
>Preparing to replace xbase-clients 4.1.0-16 (using xbase-clients_4.2.1-12.1_i386.deb) ...
>be installed until this file is removed.
>xbase-clients preinst error: Aborting installation of xbase-clients package.
>dpkg: error processing xbase-clients_4.2.1-12.1_i386.deb (--install):
> subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 74
>perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
>perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
> LANGUAGE = " en_us",
> LC_ALL = " en_us",
> LC_CTYPE = " en_us",
> LANG = "en_US"
> are supported and installed on your system.
>perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
>locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
>locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
>locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
>debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Gnome
>debconf: (Unable to load Gnome -- is libgnome-perl installed?)
>debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
>drwxrwxr-x 88 root root 4096 Nov 10 00:58 /etc
>drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 1024 Nov 6 13:23 /etc/X11
>drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 1024 Nov 6 13:05 /etc/X11/xkb
>-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 275980 Mar 7 2003 /etc/X11/xkb/xkbcomp
>ERROR: /etc/X11/xkb/xkbcomp is not a symbolic link. The package preinst script
>should have failed.
>Please report the package name, version, and the text of the above error
>message(s) to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
>dpkg: error while cleaning up:
> subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
>Errors were encountered while processing:
as you can see it said to mail this to you...
the locales error is constant in my system, most fo the time the scripts revert to default ("C").
hope this helps