Error installing package: "conffile `etc/xdg' is not a plain file or symlink (= `/etc/xdg')"

James Westby jw+xfce at
Tue Mar 13 23:01:44 CET 2007

On (13/03/07 21:36), Harold Aling wrote:
> Dear list,
> I build my own .deb packages of svn versions of Xfce. This way I can 
> keep my system (Ubuntu 7.04) clean.
> unable to create `./etc/xdg/menus/': No such file 
> or directory
> ... and Xfdesktop fails to install.
> If this is more debian/ubuntu related, please let me know and I'll try 
> to find an other mailing list to bother...

This is a Debian/Ubuntu related error, but more to do with the packages
that you created I imagine. It seems you have managed to create a
malformed .deb file.



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