Bug#34074: xdm login loop failure has happend to a newbie
In message <199903032136.WAA08104@ludwigV.sources.org> you wrote:
>I still do not see where is the problem or the bug. The boot-floppies packages
>installs (more exactly, set selections) only for packages which are listed in
>the preselections (the "master" file) and xbase is NOT in it. grep it if you
>don't believe me.
Pardon me! That's what I get for not using the source!
>> The fact is that newbie users shouldn't be pulling in xdm on thier
>Hmmm, it means that Joe User will not have what he calls on Usenet "a
>graphical login". It is a problem, too.
>> I know it's late to change this but I do think it's
>My personal opinion is: yes, it's too late, much too late. We have enough work
>with "indisputable" bugs and I suggest to let "dubious" bugs live.
That's a valid POV. I am happy to close the bug. But I'd like to hear from
<debian-testing> folks. Because if the consensus is that xdm should not be
installed for the standard profiles, I don't think it's too late to fix this.
Here's the current master entries:
xdm: Tasks: Admin, C, Chinese, Database, Debian, Devel, Dialup, Doc, Fortran, Games, Graphics, Gui_devel, Lisp, Net_comp, Net_sel, Netadm, Newbie, News, Perl_devel, Plot, Prod, Python, Scheme, Science, Sgml, Sound, Standard, Tcl_devel, Tex, Web, Workst, X_comp, X_sel, Profiles: Admin, Devel_comp, Devel_std, Dialup, Server_comp, Server_std, Standard, Work_sci, Work_std,
xdm: Tasks: Games, Graphics, X_comp, X_sel, Profiles: Admin, Devel_comp, Devel_std, Dialup, Work_sci, Work_std,
As you can see, xdm is associated with a *lot* of the tasks and profiles.
This is what I have a problem with.
.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>