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Re: Scary message on new installations

On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 12:06:16AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 08:48:31AM -0400, David Nusinow wrote:
> > Would putting back xserver-xfree86 as a transitional package suffice? Since
> > I don't know how to reproduce this problem locally, my best guess is that
> > the server gets removed due to the conflict with x11-common and then
> > nothing is able to install the new one because xserver-xorg doesn't exist
> > to be marked for upgrade. Putting back an empty xserver-xfree86 that pulls
> > in xserver-xorg should suffice in this corner case, letting us remove the
> > note all together.
> It is still valid for aptitude to remove xserver-xfree86, even as a
> transitional package, if the old version is conflicted with.  There's
> nothing in our packaging system that lets you mark a particular package as
> "not to be removed on upgrade".  A dummy xserver-xfree86 package may fix
> this for most users, though.

Bugreport #372077 has now this information also.

I hope this helps,
Geert Stappers

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