On 2017/01/01 05:50 AM, L.S. McCarty 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_188.8.131.52612331-1_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.
when binutils is updated, it is necessary to rebuild (or use a rebuilt version of) "dependencies/libr". Without doing
so, trying to update binutils will raise a conflict with tdelibs which in turns brings up a long list of packages that
needs to be "removed". After rebuilding and installing the new libr, binutils can be updated without problem.
for those using TDE on Sid/stretch you have two choices:
1) if you are building TDE yuorselves, just rebuild and install libr
2) if you are using preliminary stable builds from Slavek's repo, wait until libr is rebuilt and then update binutils at
the same time.
After doing all that, I think you will not run into the issue mentioned by McCarty. If you do so, just rebuild and
reinstall tdelibs as well from CLI.
Just for info, from time to time I run into the same issue (last time was a few weeks ago) and rebuilding as described
has always fixed the problem so far (I think libr is enough, but since I do not remember 100% I also recommended tdelibs
is the problem persists).