Bug#694011: desktop-base: problem after updating from Squeeze to Wheezy
>> I faced with problem after updating from Squeeze to Wheezy on my laptop:
>> KDM fails to start because spacefun theme for KDM is absent .
> 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?
>> 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.