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Old 08-06-2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Question Trying to do an apt-get upgrade errors on xfree86-common

Here's what I try:
apt-get install xfree86-common

And I get:
Setting up xfree86-common
X11: applet not found
X11: applet not found
xfree86-common postinst warning: /usr/bin/X11 symbolic link points to wrong location
X11: applet not found
Analyzing /usr/bin/X11
/usr/bin/X11 -> ../X11R6/bin
I googled 'xfree86-common x11: applet not found' but didn't find anything useful.

This is a DSL 4 system, but I've pointed sources.list to the Sarge (stable) distribution.

Where can I start looking/working on this?
Old 08-06-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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This is a DSL 4 system, but I've pointed sources.list to the Sarge (stable) distribution.
Sarge isn't Stable, and as far as I know XFree86 no longer exists in any Debian repository. You need to do some serious "catching up."
Old 08-06-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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For clarification, I'm trying to set up an old laptop, so I tried DSL, but needed some more packages, so I started incorporating the Sarge packages.


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