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Bug#187218: xserver-xfree86: Wrong update of system



On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 05:54:41PM +0100, Leonardo Boselli wrote:
> Il 9 Nov 2003 alle 10:00 Daniel Stone immise in rete
> > On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 06:29:13PM +0100, Leonardo Boselli wrote: >
> >> [this report, in part, apply also to woody and sid using 4.2.1-13] >
> >> After upgrading i do not longer have access to port 6000, that is, I
> > The answer to the question you asked is that X is now called with
> > -nolisten tcp (I believe there is a Debconf note about this); Michel
> > answered your real question, however.
> 
> Right, but the real bug is not THIS one .

> It is that the upgrade DOES NOT read the previous configuration files, so
> while other packages, if you give the default reply (that is you hit return), 
> maintains the current setting, and make new setting based on previous 
> one, this packege completely ignore older config files (althought it make a 
> backup of them).

Feel free to write a complete and robust parser for XF86Config files in
POSIX shell and submit it to me for inclusion in the XFree86 packages.

> second microbug: why the bug is still tagged as "unreproducible"? I had 
> the same problem on 5 different machines, whith 3 different distributions !

Because:

1) Your problem with trying to connect to the X server via a TCP
   connection when the X server is not listening on a TCP port has
   nothing to do with the original report.
2) Neither does your complaint about the failure of the xfree86 package
   maintainer scripts to parse existing configuration files.

The Debian BTS will not be very useful to anyone if everybody piles all
their unrelated gripes into one bug report.  Please stop abusing the
Debian BTS in this fashion.

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