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

On ven., 2012-11-23 at 12:11 +0400, Boris Pek wrote:
> 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 didn't mean that KDM not starting was not a problem. I meant that
changing theme from Spacefun to Joy was not one.
> >> 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.

So you didn't just install a clean KDE Squeeze, you also changed the
theme manually?

>  Maybe the problem is
> in KDM: it should use default theme if current theme is not found.

Indeed. Or only present the virtual, Debian theme which points to the
current theme.


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