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Old 06-07-2008, 03:03 PM
Chris Lale
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not seem to be mentioned
in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:

# aptitude install xserver-xorg-core
[...]
The following packages will be upgraded:
xserver-xorg-core
The following partially installed packages will be configured:
xserver-xorg 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-intel 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
1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 87 to remove and 173 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/4071kB of archives. After unpacking 233MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
(Reading database ... 115963 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12 (using
.../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
(--unpack):
unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of xserver-xorg-video-v4l:
xserver-xorg-video-v4l depends on xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.4); however:
Version of xserver-xorg-core on system is 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12.
[...]

Should I completely purge Xorg and reinstall? If so, which package(s) should I
purge?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Paul Cartwright
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

On Sat June 7 2008, Chris Lale wrote:
> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The
> problem seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install.
> dpkg is unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not
> seem to be mentioned in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:
$ dpkg --list xserver-xorg-core
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii xserver-xorg-c 2:1.4.1~git200 Xorg X server - core server


$ uname -a
Linux paulandcilla 2.6.24-1-686 #1 SMP Thu May 8 02:16:39 UTC 2008 i686
GNU/Linux

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:46 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not seem to be mentioned
> in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:
>
> # aptitude install xserver-xorg-core

[...]

> Writing extended state information... Done
> Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)

Are you working in a chroot environment?

> (Reading database ... 115963 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12 (using
> .../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
> unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Check the output of "df -h", maybe one of your partitions is full.

If you still have enough space on all relevant partitions then post the
output of

ls -ld /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
lsattr -d /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
file /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so

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Old 06-17-2008, 11:12 AM
Chris Lale
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

Thanks, Paul. It appears that xserver-xorg-core has not upgraded.

Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On Sat June 7 2008, Chris Lale wrote:
>> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The
>> problem seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install.
>> dpkg is unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not
>> seem to be mentioned in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:
> $ dpkg --list xserver-xorg-core
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err:
> uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name Version Description
> +++-==============-==============-============================================
> ii xserver-xorg-c 2:1.4.1~git200 Xorg X server - core server
>
# dpkg --list xserver-xorg-core
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii xserver-xorg-c 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg X.Org X server -- core server

>
> $ uname -a
> Linux paulandcilla 2.6.24-1-686 #1 SMP Thu May 8 02:16:39 UTC 2008 i686
> GNU/Linux
>

# uname -a
Linux lenny 2.6.24-1-486 #1 Thu May 8 01:29:10 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux


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Old 06-17-2008, 11:25 AM
Chris Lale
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

Thanks, Florian. Sorry for the delay in replying.

Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
>> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
>> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not seem to be mentioned
>> in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:
>>
>> # aptitude install xserver-xorg-core
>
> [...]
>
>> Writing extended state information... Done
>> Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
>
> Are you working in a chroot environment?

No - I'm not using chroot.

>
>> (Reading database ... 115963 files and directories currently installed.)
>> Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12 (using
>> .../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb) ...
>> Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
>> dpkg: error processing
>> /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
>> (--unpack):
>> unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
>> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>
> Check the output of "df -h", maybe one of your partitions is full.
>

There seems to be plenty of room in the root partition:

# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda11 28G 9.1G 18G 35% /
tmpfs 443M 0 443M 0% /lib/init/rw
udev 10M 164K 9.9M 2% /dev
tmpfs 443M 0 443M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda7 46G 41G 3.1G 94% /home/chris/multimedia
/dev/hdb7 100G 73G 22G 77% /mnt/bkpb2

> If you still have enough space on all relevant partitions then post the
> output of
>
> ls -ld /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
> lsattr -d /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
> file /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
>

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so does not exist!

# ls -ld /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
ls: cannot access /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so: No such file or directory
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2008-06-17 11:47 /usr/lib/xorg/modules

# lsattr -d /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
lsattr: No such file or directory while trying to stat
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so

# file /usr/lib/xorg/modules /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
/usr/lib/xorg/modules: directory
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so: ERROR: cannot open
`/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so' (No such file or directory)

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Old 06-17-2008, 09:26 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:25:16 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> >> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
> >> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
> >> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'. This does not seem to be mentioned
> >> in any bug reports. Here is some of the output:
> >>
> >> # aptitude install xserver-xorg-core
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> Writing extended state information... Done
> >> Can not write log, openpty() failed (/dev/pts not mounted?)
> >
> > Are you working in a chroot environment?
>
> No - I'm not using chroot.

Then I am not sure what to make of this openpty failure. I only see this
message when I use aptitude in a chroot and there it seems to be
harmless.

> >> (Reading database ... 115963 files and directories currently installed.)
> >> Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12 (using
> >> .../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb) ...
> >> Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
> >> dpkg: error processing
> >> /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
> >> (--unpack):
> >> unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
> >> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

[ snip: We verified that there is enough space on left on the root
partition. /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so does not exist so far; I am
not sure if that is OK. (I suspected some problem with attributes
making it impossible to overwrite the file.) ]

Just to be on the safe side: Check with "mount" if your root partition
is mounted rw.

I think the next thing to check is the status of the file in the .deb;
what do you get with:

dpkg-deb -c /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb | grep libwfb

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:27 AM
Chris Lale
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:25:16 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>>>> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
>>>> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
>>>> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'.
>
> [ snip: We verified that there is enough space on left on the root
> partition. /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so does not exist so far; I am
> not sure if that is OK. (I suspected some problem with attributes
> making it impossible to overwrite the file.) ]
>
> Just to be on the safe side: Check with "mount" if your root partition
> is mounted rw.

Permissions of root partition (/dev/hda11) look OK:

# mount
/dev/hda11 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
/dev/hda7 on /home/chris/multimedia type ext3
(rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/hdb7 on /mnt/bkpb2 type ext3 (rw)

>
> I think the next thing to check is the status of the file in the .deb;
> what do you get with:
>
> dpkg-deb -c /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb | grep libwfb
>

The file .deb file exists in the cache:

# ls /var/cache/apt/archives | grep xserver-xorg-core
xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb

The file libwfb.so in the .deb seems OK:

# dpkg-deb -c /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080
0517-1_i386.deb | grep libwfb
-rw-r--r-- root/root 199392 2008-05-18 12:55 ./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so

During install, aptitude reports this error:

Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
(--unpack):
unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

The old version I am trying to upgrade is xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg. The
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/ directory is currently owner root and group root with
permissions drwxr-xr-x and does not contain any existing file libfbw.so. I
cannot find a copy of the xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg deb to check whether
libfbw.so should exist in the old version. However, it does not exist in Etch. I
can't see any other obvious reason why libfbw.so won't be installed.

This Lenny partition is a "spare" installation I have on the same disc as my
everyday Etch installation. I am happy to experiment a bit. Perhaps, if all else
fails, I should completely uninstall xorg? What's the best way to do this?

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:45 PM
Florian Kulzer
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:27:22 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:25:16 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> >> Florian Kulzer wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
> >>>> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
> >>>> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
> >>>> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'.
> >
> > [ snip: We verified that there is enough space on left on the root
> > partition. /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so does not exist so far; I am
> > not sure if that is OK. (I suspected some problem with attributes
> > making it impossible to overwrite the file.) ]
> >
> > Just to be on the safe side: Check with "mount" if your root partition
> > is mounted rw.
>
> Permissions of root partition (/dev/hda11) look OK:
>
> # mount
> /dev/hda11 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> procbususb on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
> udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
> tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
> /dev/hda7 on /home/chris/multimedia type ext3
> (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,errors=remount-ro)
> /dev/hdb7 on /mnt/bkpb2 type ext3 (rw)
>
> >
> > I think the next thing to check is the status of the file in the .deb;
> > what do you get with:
> >
> > dpkg-deb -c /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb | grep libwfb
> >
>
> The file .deb file exists in the cache:
>
> # ls /var/cache/apt/archives | grep xserver-xorg-core
> xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
>
> The file libwfb.so in the .deb seems OK:
>
> # dpkg-deb -c /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080
> 0517-1_i386.deb | grep libwfb
> -rw-r--r-- root/root 199392 2008-05-18 12:55 ./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so

Check if you can actually extract the file (and all other files in the
deb) to some $TEMPDIR with:

dpkg-deb -X /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git200800517-1_i386.deb $TEMPDIR

Then check what "file" reports for the extracted libfbw.so in the
temporary location.

> During install, aptitude reports this error:
>
> Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
> unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>
> The old version I am trying to upgrade is xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg. The
> /usr/lib/xorg/modules/ directory is currently owner root and group root with
> permissions drwxr-xr-x and does not contain any existing file libfbw.so. I
> cannot find a copy of the xserver-xorg-core 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg deb to check whether
> libfbw.so should exist in the old version.

Version 2:1.3.0.0.dfsg-12lenny2 from security.debian.org does not seem
to have fhis file, at least on amd64.

> However, it does not exist in Etch. I
> can't see any other obvious reason why libfbw.so won't be installed.

Can you generate libwfb.so in the proper location with touch (as root)?
Does the existence of an empty libwfb.so help with the installation?
What if you extract the file from the .deb and put it into place
yourself?

Try to download the .deb again, maybe from another mirror, etc.

> This Lenny partition is a "spare" installation I have on the same disc as my
> everyday Etch installation. I am happy to experiment a bit. Perhaps, if all else
> fails, I should completely uninstall xorg? What's the best way to do this?

You can remove xorg and libx11-6. I am not sure if this is a good way to
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:16 PM
Chris Lale
 
Default Xorg broken in Lenny

Hello Florian. Thanks for your suggestions.

Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:27:22 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:25:16 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>>>> Florian Kulzer wrote:
>>>>> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 16:03:33 +0100, Chris Lale wrote:
>>>>>> Xorg stopped working after a recent dist-upgrade of Lenny (Testing). The problem
>>>>>> seems to be that the package xserver-xorg-core will not install. dpkg is unable
>>>>>> to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so'.
>>> [ snip: We verified that there is enough space on left on the root
>>> partition. /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so does not exist so far; I am
>>> not sure if that is OK. (I suspected some problem with attributes
>>> making it impossible to overwrite the file.) ]
>>>
>>> Just to be on the safe side: Check with "mount" if your root partition
>>> is mounted rw.
>> Permissions of root partition (/dev/hda11) look OK:
[...]
>> The file .deb file exists in the cache:
[...]
>> The file libwfb.so in the .deb seems OK:
[...]
>
> Check if you can actually extract the file (and all other files in the
> deb) to some $TEMPDIR with:
>
> dpkg-deb -X /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git200800517-1_i386.deb $TEMPDIR
>
> Then check what "file" reports for the extracted libfbw.so in the
> temporary location.
>
The deb file extracts to ~/tmp OK and libwfb.so exists:

~# file tmp/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
tmp/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386,
version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, not stripped

[...]
>
> Can you generate libwfb.so in the proper location with touch (as root)?

Yes, I can create the empty file /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so using touch.

> Does the existence of an empty libwfb.so help with the installation?
> What if you extract the file from the .deb and put it into place
> yourself?

No. The installation halts even though /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so exists
(copied from the temporary extraction directory).

>
> Try to download the .deb again, maybe from another mirror, etc.
>

I've already tried changing mirrors and clearing the cache (aptitude clean)
before downloading. I've also switched from the "lenny" to "testing"
repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list.
[...]

I've tried using dpkg directly to install the deb. I get the same error, of course:
# dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.4.1~git20080517-
-1_i386.deb
[...]
unable to create `./usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so': No such file or directory

The dot in front of the install path worries me slightly. Shouldn't dpkg install
directly into /usr ?

I've checked the exact size of the deb with "ls -l" (4070872 Byte), which is the
value given on the Debian website [1]. However, I cannot check the MD5 checksum
(bca5e59168c73a3c8661069df80f368a) using
# md5sum --check xserver-xorg-core_1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
md5sum: xserver-xorg-core_1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb: no properly formatted
MD5 checksum lines found
In fact, I get the same error for any .deb file, so I'm missing something here.

I've checked that libwfb.so only exists in two packages, so there are no duplicates:
/usr/lib/debug/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so xserver-xorg-core-dbg
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so xserver-xorg-core

I've tried installing other random packages eg "smartmontools", but aptitude
always wants to upgrade xserver-xorg-core, and will fail. If I keep pressing "n"
for other solutions I end up with this:
*** No more solutions available ***
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
Remove the following packages:
xorg
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-intel
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
Leave the following dependencies unresolved:
gdm recommends xserver-xorg
Score is -12096
Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?]
I chickened out at this stage.

I have run a SMART check in case this is a failing hard disc. An extended
offline test using "smartctl -s on -t long /dev/hda" completed without error.

I'm out of inspiration!

[1] http://packages.debian.org/lenny/i386/xserver-xorg-core/download

Regards,
--
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:21 PM
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Default Xorg broken in Lenny

On 06/19/2008 11:16 AM, Chris Lale wrote:

[...]
I've checked the exact size of the deb with "ls -l" (4070872 Byte), which is the
value given on the Debian website [1]. However, I cannot check the MD5 checksum
(bca5e59168c73a3c8661069df80f368a) using
# md5sum --check xserver-xorg-core_1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb
md5sum: xserver-xorg-core_1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb: no properly formatted
MD5 checksum lines found
In fact, I get the same error for any .deb file, so I'm missing something here.
[...]


"md5sum --check" wants to see a file listing the MD5 hashes for files in
the current directory:


md5sum --check MD5SUMS.txt

If you don't have such a file, just view the hash yourself:

md5sum xserver-xorg-core_1.4.1~git20080517-1_i386.deb



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