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Bug#363247: marked as done (xserver-xorg: default /etc/X11/xorg.conf has bad info on making it auto-updated & manpage)

Your message dated Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:45:15 +0200
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and subject line Re: Bug#363247: Partially fixed?
has caused the Debian Bug report #363247,
regarding xserver-xorg: default /etc/X11/xorg.conf has bad info on making it auto-updated & manpage
to be marked as done.

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Package: xserver-xorg
Version: 1:7.0.14
Severity: minor

My old xorg.conf contained this:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#   cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

But the new one contains this:

# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Firstly, unlike Ubuntu, Debian cannot assume users use sudo to get root
privileges, many will use su or simply login as root.

Secondly that command doesn't seem to work:

chianamo:~# dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg postinst warning: not updating /etc/X11/xorg.conf; file has
   been customized

I'm not sure what is correct, but please update that information. I
assume the md5sum file (or another one) is still used.

Also, the information in xorg.conf about the xorg.conf manual page is
incorrect, "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" just loads the config file into man.
The old config file specified "man xorg.conf", but there doesn't seem to
be a manual page for xorg.conf in the xorg7 packages.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xserver-xorg depends on:
ii  debconf                      1.4.72      Debian configuration management sy
ii  x11-common                   1:7.0.14    X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  xbase-clients                1:7.0.0-4   miscellaneous X clients
ii  xkb-data                     0.8-5       X Keyboard Extension (XKB) configu
ii  xserver-xorg-core            1:1.0.2-5   X.Org X server -- core server
ii  xserver-xorg-input-evdev [xs 1: X.Org X server -- evdev input driv
ii  xserver-xorg-input-joystick  1: X.Org X server -- joystick input d
ii  xserver-xorg-input-kbd [xser 1: X.Org X server -- keyboard input d
ii  xserver-xorg-input-mouse [xs 1:1.0.4-2   X.Org X server -- mouse input driv
ii  xserver-xorg-video-dummy [xs 1: X.Org X server -- dummy display dr
ii  xserver-xorg-video-fbdev [xs 1: X.Org X server -- fbdev display dr
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nv [xserv 1: X.Org X server -- NV display drive
ii  xserver-xorg-video-vesa [xse 1: X.Org X server -- VESA display dri
ii  xserver-xorg-video-vga [xser 1: X.Org X server -- VGA display driv

Versions of packages xserver-xorg recommends:
ii  discover1                  1.7.18        hardware identification system
ii  laptop-detect              0.12.1        attempt to detect a laptop
ii  mdetect                 mouse device autodetection tool
ii  xresprobe                  0.4.23debian1 X Resolution Probe



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Version: 1:7.2-2

On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 16:12:22 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:

> I have xserver-xorg version 1:7.1.0-15 and:
>  - It _does_ get overwritten, but backed up, after a
>    dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

>  - there is a "man xorg.conf" in xserver-xorg-core
>  - the automatically generated xorg.conf does indeed instruct users to
>    use "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf", which does not work. Should indeed be
>    "man xorg.conf".
Fixed last year.


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