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From: Daniel Stone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "John D. Hendrickson" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Bug#261854: xlibs: some softlinks not made correctly, installer fails to upgrade
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On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 12:01:38PM -0400, John D. Hendrickson wrote:
Two things. One, xlibs did not install files correctly. Two, all X pack=
now require a new directory structure (which I hate). Anyway the install=
does nothing to provide this new directory structure. I made a script wh=
does this which has done this for me on several machines.
Just did a "dist-upgrade" to sarge
for libs I had xlib's /usr/lib/libXft.so and a couple others in /usr/lib
These are xlibs, not usr libs, they shouldn't even have links into /usr/l=
After remaking the links the installer goofed, it worked. Somehow the
installer doesn't take into account the present / previous state when mak=
I found the ONLY reason libXft need to be in /usr/lib is due to gtk. Whi=
all else of gnome correctly uses X11R6/lib, gtk uses /usr/lib, oddly. Fix
that and you fix allot of confusion. The ./configure for gtk is just flat
wrong. And using ./configure --prefix=3DPATH won't help - becuase it is =
wrong - a goof up.
/usr/X11R6 is being moved away from by upstream and everyone else sane
because it's beyond a joke nowadays. Many things -- not just Xft;
fontconfig, Xcursor, Xrender, et al -- are in /usr/lib now. You haven't
been near specific enough. What failed? What 'goofed'? Which installer
were you using? Did you do a complete dist-upgrade? If so, why is your
xlibs package still at 4.1.0-16, which is the woody version?
Closing this bug report as utterly bogus and invalid unless submitter
provides a compelling rationale otherwise.
Daniel Stone <daniels@debian=
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