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Re: KDM 4:4.6.3-1 upgrade fails



Am Friday, 27. May 2011, 12:47:16 schrieb tv.debian@googlemail.com:
> 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 ?
"getent group | grep kdm" is empty for me, so no kdm group.
The kdm binary is owned by root:root and the kdm process runs as root too.
But "getent passwd | grep kdm" gives:
kdm:x:112:65534::/home/kdm:/bin/false
> 
> > 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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