I thought TDE was up to 14.05 for Stretch and Sid.
The binutils update marks TDE for removal, it is why I have not updated binutils on any of my TDE systems (one of which also runs many of DEs).
Until Tim, Slavek, or Michele get to fixing it I would not recommend updating or attempting to bypass dpkg's warning.

On 1 January 2017 at 07:50, L.S. McCarty <lsmccarty@...> wrote:
Hello to all.

I'm a long-time TDE user running TDE 14.0.4 amd64 on Debian 9.x Stretch (unstable, actually Siduction, using systemd). It works well, although I occasionally run into minor issues that I eventually solve. It is after all "unstable".

Over the last few weeks a problem remains, binutils_2.27-9_amd64.deb works fine, but several updates of this program which can be loaded by itself, most recently binutils_2.27.90.201612331-1_amd64.deb, all render the system unbootable.

The boot cycle proceeds from sda1 without any errors but the tdm signon comes up with a black background rather the normal blue TDE one. When I logon I get an error message and TDE does not load, showing a problem with my home partition on sda5:

Could not read connection list
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running

When I hit Enter I then get:

Could not start tdeinit, Check your installation.

This problem is specific to TDE as I can still load the backup desktop LXQT by the usual logon from the TDE signon box.

When I boot to the console and downgrade to binutils_2.27-9_amd64.deb everything works as usual on the reboot.

If anyone has any possible solutions I'd be happy to try them out and report back.

SENT BY: Lynn McCarty   

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