Re: KDM 4:4.6.3-1 upgrade fails
27/05/2011 10:45, Ferdinand Thommes wrote:
> I cannot confirm this, upgrading from 4.6.2 to 4.6.3 on a unstable
> system. Everything went fine on 32 and 64-bit. No errors at all.
Like I said it's an upgrade from Wheezy (kdm 4:4.4.5-9), not an
experimental or Sid version.
My questions are do you have a kdm group (/etc/group) or not ? If so
with which GID, and what is kdm system user "standard" UID ?
> Great work, *many thanks* to debian-kde team.
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> Hi everyone, I was thrilled this morning to see KDE 4.6 landing in Sid,
> great !
> When upgrading from Wheezy to the current Sid version I got a
> post-install error leaving kdm in a broken state. Looking into it I
> found that the "adduser" command from /var/lib/dpkg/info/kdm.postinst
> was the culprit, spitting errors about an non existing ID in the 62455
> range (decrementing -1 every new error).
> So I created manually a kdm system user and group with:
> adduser --system --group --no-create-home kdm
> (original postinstall command is without --group)
> and also took care of:
> chown -R kdm /var/lib/kdm
> Then kdm installed fine.
> Now everything works, but did anyone else encounter this error (didn't
> find it in the BTS) ? Is what I did a foolish move and KDE will explode
> in my face at some point ?
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