Bug#184036: libc6: xscreensaver can no longer authenticate me
At Mon, 10 Mar 2003 08:17:08 -0500,
Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 07:09 PM, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > You upgraded a lot of packages, though.
> Agreed, it is quite a few packages.
> >> Everything that does authentication needs to be restarted after the
> >> glibc upgrade, correct?
> > I think "yes".
> > So we're warning with libc6 upgrade in postinst. Moreover, upgrading
> > libc6 from 2.2 to 2.3 (or upgrade everytime, ideally) should need
> > system restart. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix it.
> There probably is a way to fix it, or at least I hope there is!
> Otherwise, upgrading from woody to sarge is going to be a real mess.
Well, I also would like to know the better answer...
> Do you know of a place with a good description of what exactly is
> happening? My attempts to search the debian-glibc archives couldn't
> find it...
Bug#165258: libc6: Should restart services when upgrading from versions prior to 2.3
Bug#165358: libc6 2.3.1-1 breaks fetchmail/exim (and others?)
Bug#165375: libc6: cannot login using ssh
Bug#165915 "libc6: Upgrade may break kdm?".
BTW, do you think adding some warning for libc6 postinst as follows
until we have a right fix:
"Note that you should not upgrade glibc if your display shows xdm,
kdm or xscreensaver. Upgrading causes you not to login at all. If
you force to update, please restart them."