Upgrade to Edgy failing on X11R6 error

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jan 22 14:40:11 UTC 2007

Dave M G wrote:

> When you think about it, the fact that two malformed help files could
> hold up the install of an entire OS is a pretty good indication that
> somewhere there is something seriously wrong with the packaging system.

I don't see that.  How is a packaging system to know that they're merely
help files, and can be safely trodden on without damaging anything?  That's
why we have dpkg still available - so that you can make those decisions

You could have tried aptitude - it might not work either, but when it comes
across this sort of situation, it tries to figure out options that might
resolve it.  It would be interesting to see how it did.

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