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Bug#694011: desktop-base: problem after updating from Squeeze to Wheezy



Hi,

>> I faced with problem after updating from Squeeze to Wheezy on my laptop:
>> KDM fails to start because spacefun theme for KDM is absent [1].
> 
> That's not a problem, the Wheezy theme is Joy.

This will be a problem for inexperienced users who will update their systems.

>> I was surprised and checked problem on clean install in VirtualBox.
>> And the bug is reproducible.
> 
> So you installed a clean KDE Squeeze and upgraded to Wheezy?

Yes.

>> Possible fix is pretty simple:
>> 
>> --- desktop-base.links  (revision 0)
>> +++ desktop-base.links  (working copy)
>> @@ -0,0 +1 @@
>> +usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/joy usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/spacefun
> 
> That looks like a wrong way to do it. In any case, kdm shouldn't
> directly use spacefun or joy but use a generic name so it's correctly
> handled on upgrades. What puzzles me is that Joy is available since
> months and you're the first one to report an issue with upgrades.

KDE System Settings allow to choose any KDM theme manually. In this case after
updating package desktop-base KDM will fails to start. Maybe the problem is
in KDM: it should use default theme if current theme is not found.
 
> I have no knowledge of KDE so I'll let involved people reply, but
> there's something very fishy here.

Nothing fishy. Everyone could check it using VirtualBox, Qemu and etc.

For a note: I didn't use a CD with KDE, but netinstall + kde metapackage.

Best regards,
Boris

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