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Re: Bug#81397: [authorization] fails silently for normal users, cannot start server

On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 06, 2001 at 12:01:42PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Despite the inappropriate manner in which this is being reported (and despite 
> > having nothing to do with the bug that was actually filed), it's true that we
> > won't want people upgrading from potato to woody to be caught unawares by this
> > new feature.  Branden, perhaps the XFree4 server package should check if the
> > previously-installed version was a 3.3 server, and offer to set up the
> > Xwrapper.config file appropriately?

> There IS a debconf question about it.. it's not like it just does it to you
> without asking. Maybe the debconf priority of the question is too low if
> too many people are missing it.

So I gathered from later on in the thread.  I'm afraid I don't have a box
running unstable + X yet, so was unaware, sorry for the ignorant suggestion.

I may have a look at implementing Branden's counter-suggestion, to actually
parse out existing XFree 3.3 conf files and importing the config.  I have a
feeling that would be more trouble than it's worth, tho. :/

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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