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Bug#248697: marked as done (wdm: implement Pax Displayicus Managerius)

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and subject line Re: Bug#248697: sdm: implement Pax Displayicus Managerius
has caused the Debian Bug report #248697,
regarding wdm: implement Pax Displayicus Managerius
to be marked as done.

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Package: xdm
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
Severity: normal

dpkg-reconfigure doesn't set wdm and doesn't show sdm.

wdm does show up in the list for choosing a default display manager,
but after choosing it, no *dm can be started: "Not starting WINGs
display manager (wdm); it is not the default display manager".

sdm doesn't even show up in the list.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (60, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5
Locale: LANG=nl, LC_CTYPE=nl

Versions of packages xdm depends on:
ii  cpp                       4:3.3.3-2      The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.4.25         Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-12   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libice6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpam-modules            0.76-19        Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime            0.76-19        Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                  0.76-19        Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System Session Management
ii  libxaw7                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Athena widget set library
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System miscellaneous exte
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System miscellaneous util
ii  libxpm4                   4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X pixmap library
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  xbase-clients             4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 miscellaneous X clients
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0.dfsg.1-1 X Window System client libraries m

-- debconf information:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
	LANGUAGE = "nl",
	LC_ALL = (unset),
	LANG = "nl"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
* xdm/default_servers_100dpi: 
* shared/default-x-display-manager: wdm
* xdm/default_servers_nolisten_tcp: 
  xdm/stop_running_server_with_children: false
  xdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/X11/xdm
* xdm/default_nolisten_udp: 

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Version: 1.20-12

2004/8/21 Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk>:
> Hash: SHA1
> retitle 248697 wdm: implement Pax Displayicus Managerius
> reassign 248697 wdm
> thanks
> On 28-06-2004 23:59, Branden Robinson wrote:
> | On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 04:33:51PM -0700, Vagrant wrote:
> |
> |>On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 02:06:35AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> |>
> |>
> |>>>>2) sdm will not show up if it does not implement the "Pax Displayicus
> |>>>> Managerius", the protcol used by display managers' maintainer scripts
> |>>>> and init scripts to ensure that they coexist peacefully.
> |>
> |>i'm the upstream for sdm, and i was wondering where "Pax Displayicus
> |>Managerius" is documented... ?
> |
> |
> | Hi,
> |
> | Well, it's a Debian-specific thing that was communicated among the
> | display manager package maintainers some time ago.
> |
> | The original proposal is here:
> |
> | http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2001/08/msg00029.html
> |
> | That should be enough to at least familiarize you with the nature of the
> | problem -- the whys and wherefores.
> Hi, I am the sdm package maintainer (raising my voice finally...)
> It seems from the mailinglist post referenced that "Pax Displayicus
> Managerius" relates to _local_ X11 screens not messing with each other.
> SDM (as clarified in today's update of the package) only provides remote
> X11 access, not local screens. So I judge the issue to be irrelevant for
> sdm.
> Instead of simply closing this bugreport I redirect to wdm which was
> also originally mentioned and indeed starts local X11 screens, and thus
> seems to need implementing "Pax Displayicus Managerius".
> ~ - Jonas

Closing this fixed for many years bug report,


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