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Old 10-05-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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apt-get wants to remove Xfree!

Hi, I've been running the testing version of debian for a long time now.. I like it the way it is. It is very stable and runs all the software I ever want to run. Today I tried to install xmms, but apt-get wants to remove Xfree and install xorg. I don't want to do that. I know I will have to configure stuff, and I don't have the time right now.. (Last time I upgraded a major portion of my Debian system I was without a PC for 3 days). Why can't Debian just leave me with Xfree since I already have it installed and working?

The following packages will be REMOVED:
kdelibs4-dev kspy lbxproxy libarts1-dev libqt3-mt-dev libxft1 proxymngr
qt3-apps-dev twm xext xfree86-common xfs xftp xfwp xlibmesa-glu-dev xmh

The following NEW packages will be installed:
fontconfig-config libdirectfb-0.9-25 libdirectfb-dev libdirectfb-extra
libdrm2 libfontenc1 libfs6 libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev libglu1-xorg-dev
libmpeg3-1 libmpeg3-dev libsysfs2 libx11-data libxau-dev libxau6
libxdmcp-dev libxdmcp6 libxfont1 libxkbfile1 libxss1 x11-common
x11proto-core-dev x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev x11proto-print-dev
xbitmaps xcursor-themes xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils xkb-data xserver-xorg
xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-input-evdev
xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-mouse xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
xserver-xorg-input-wacom xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-apm
xserver-xorg-video-ark xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-chips
xserver-xorg-video-cirrus xserver-xorg-video-cyrix xserver-xorg-video-dummy
xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-glint xserver-xorg-video-i128
xserver-xorg-video-i740 xserver-xorg-video-i810 xserver-xorg-video-imstt
xserver-xorg-video-mga xserver-xorg-video-neomagic
xserver-xorg-video-newport xserver-xorg-video-nsc xserver-xorg-video-nv
xserver-xorg-video-rendition xserver-xorg-video-s3
xserver-xorg-video-s3virge xserver-xorg-video-savage
xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion xserver-xorg-video-sis
xserver-xorg-video-sisusb xserver-xorg-video-tdfx xserver-xorg-video-tga
xserver-xorg-video-trident xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-v4l
xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg-video-vga xserver-xorg-video-via
xserver-xorg-video-vmware xserver-xorg-video-voodoo xtrans-dev xutils-dev
Old 10-05-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
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Because there was some fiasco with licensing with the newer Xfree86, so all future Debian installs will use Xorg. Since you're running testing, that's the way everything is going to migrate.

Maybe the old xfree86 doesn't have the right system calls for the new xmms... Are you running a mixed stable/testing system? Because from the testing package repos, it looks like the xserver-xfree86 package is just a dummy package to xserver-xorg.
Old 10-05-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Testing has been using xorg for quite some time.. I'm surprised it didn't try to switch it during earlier updates..
Old 10-05-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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if you say yes you might add afterword apt-get install xorg xserver-xorg. Should pull any missing packages


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