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Re: KDM 4:4.6.3-1 upgrade fails

27/05/2011 10:45, Ferdinand Thommes wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> 2011/5/27 tv.debian@googlemail.com <mailto:tv.debian@googlemail.com>
> <tv.debian@googlemail.com <mailto:tv.debian@googlemail.com>>
>     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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