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[SOLVED]failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

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Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#11 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:14 pm

I can't duplicate on a 32bit system either.

desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 has no depends, and I don't think anything else depends on it. the error states a problem with the post installation script, but I can't find one.

are you booting in systemd mode?
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Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#12 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:24 pm

Stevo wrote:Please post the output of this command:

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cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
Since the postinst script is trying to modify that file.
actually, the postinst script doesn't touch debian.list. here's the contents.

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#! /bin/sh

set -e

if [ -x /etc/init.d/umountnfs-alternative.sh ]; then
  update-rc.d umountnfs-alternative.sh defaults >/dev/null 2>&1
fi

if [ -e /etc/skel/.config/Thunar/uca.xml ]; then
    rm /etc/skel/.config/Thunar/uca.xml
fi

cp /usr/share/desktop-defaults-mx/uca.xml /etc/skel/.config/Thunar/uca.xml

if [ -e /root/.config/Thunar/uca.xml ]; then
    rm /root/.config/Thunar/uca.xml
fi

cp /usr/share/desktop-defaults-mx/uca.xml /root/.config/Thunar/uca.xml


exit 0
I'm wondering if update-rc.d is missing. its all I got at the moment. its part of the init-system-helpers package.
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Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#13 Post by penguin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:32 am

hmmmm.

Problem is that I cannot enter on MX Linux 17/32 bit anymore. Broken System :-( !
I removed desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 and shut down laptop some hours before. Now I am trying to boot and MX 17/32 bit xfce do not starts anymore. Boot process, stops after passing all boot messages, on the moment that lightdm is expected to show log on screen-A cursor blinks and nothing.

Any idea to play or to give MX 17 on life ? Expecting ideas..... I will read MX Linux system from outside to copy manually all files of desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 package.... uffff !!!

A broken MX 17 Linux :-( !

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Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#14 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:34 am

let's try to put desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 back in place.


1. boot as regular. at the "blinking cursor", press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a console (text) login prompt. login as regular user if possible.

2. if you log in as a regular user, you should have an internet connection. reinstall desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17. even if you don't have a internet connection, you may still have the packages you downloaded previously so you can use those as well by navigating to the folder where the package is stored and using "dpkg -i name_of_package"

3. after you are done installing desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 and if you get the post install error message again, we are going to try removing the post install script.

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sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/info/desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17.postinst
4. after the postinst script is removed, now run

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dpkg --configure -a
to finish up the install.


Post any errors.
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[SOLVED] Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#15 Post by penguin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:15 am

Thanks dophin_oracle

I will try as suggested by you.If I would not I would try manually....
As I say... I have a double or triple Linux OS in this little monster Lenovo X201i.
MX 17/32 , Sparky4/32 ( both installed on a small 64bit SSD) and a Sparky4/64 bit on an 32 SD Card. More or less with the same package installed :)

and.... the problem SOLVED as you suggested. I reinstalled the desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 deb that is on repositories /not yours posted on this thread.

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Re: [SOLVED] Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#16 Post by dolphin_oracle » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:42 pm

penguin wrote:Thanks dophin_oracle

I will try as suggested by you.If I would not I would try manually....
As I say... I have a double or triple Linux OS in this little monster Lenovo X201i.
MX 17/32 , Sparky4/32 ( both installed on a small 64bit SSD) and a Sparky4/64 bit on an 32 SD Card. More or less with the same package installed :)

and.... the problem SOLVED as you suggested. I reinstalled the desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 deb that is on repositories /not yours posted on this thread.

Great!

Now could you check to see if the init-system-helpers package is installed?

If so, then please post

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which update-rc.d
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Re: [SOLVED] Re: failure with desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17

#17 Post by penguin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:01 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
penguin wrote:Thanks dophin_oracle

I will try as suggested by you.If I would not I would try manually....
As I say... I have a double or triple Linux OS in this little monster Lenovo X201i.
MX 17/32 , Sparky4/32 ( both installed on a small 64bit SSD) and a Sparky4/64 bit on an 32 SD Card. More or less with the same package installed :)

and.... the problem SOLVED as you suggested. I reinstalled the desktop-defaults-xfce-mx17 deb that is on repositories /not yours posted on this thread.

Great!

Now could you check to see if the init-system-helpers package is installed?

If so, then please post

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which update-rc.d

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penguin@penguin17:~
$ which update-rc.d
/usr/sbin/update-rc.d
penguin@penguin17:~

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