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Bug#362122: xbase-clients: package does not contain directories within which it contains files

On Wed, Apr 12, 2006 at 12:42:14PM +0100, Vasilis Vasaitis wrote:
> Package: xbase-clients
> Version: 1:7.0.0-2
> Severity: important
>   Hello,
>   The package file of xbase-clients does not seem to follow
> consistently the usual convention of Debian packages, whereby any
> directory that the packages has files in is also contained in the
> package. In particular, the following directories seem to be missing:
> 	/usr/include/X11
> 	/usr/include/X11/bitmaps
> 	/usr/lib/X11
> 	/etc/X11/xinit
> 	/etc/X11/Xresources
>   Especially the absence of /usr/lib/X11 is causing a lot of trouble,
> because in previous versions of X it also exists as a symlink,
> pointing to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11. As a result, when the new version of
> xbase-clients is unpacked, the files that are meant for /usr/lib/X11
> get unpacked in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 instead! A couple of symptoms
> caused by this have already been reported in bugs #357713 and #361516.
>   Hopefully, this shouldn't be too complicated to fix.

Were you running the experimental packages at all? The only route that
myself and Eugene can figure out for causing this is due to the brokeness
of the initial uploads to experimental that lacked the versioned dependency
on x11-common.

 - David Nusinow

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