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Bug#405782: [xserver-xorg] "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" stuck

Package: xserver-xorg
Version: 1:7.1.0-9
Severity: grave

  Hi everyone,

  It would seem that "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" never succeeds to
update /etc/X11/xorg.conf any more.

  At the end of the questions part, the following is displayed on the
console :

xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
   file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20070106082628
rm: cannot remove directory `/tmp/dexconf-tmp-6475': Directory not empty.
xserver-xorg postinst warning: error while preparing new Xorg X server
   configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.dpkg-new; not attempting to
   update existing configuration

  However, /tmp/dexconf-tmp-* is always empty (afterwards at
least), and manually running dexconf generates a perfectly working
/etc/X11/xorg.conf (even though it displays the same "Directory not
empty" warning).

  I tried the same procedure on 4 newly installed hosts (debootstrap of
etch to a nfsroot), and again after manually running dexconf, it always

  Best regards.

Boris Dorès

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