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Bug#240027: kdm: KDM does not start correctly on boot

Chris Cheney writes:

> On Sun, Apr 11, 2004 at 01:41:49AM +0200, Dominique Devriese wrote:
>> ( note: '-DDEV_RANDOM=\"/dev/random\"' )
>> I have spent a bit of time figuring out where this is coming from,
>> and apparently, it is generated with the Imakefile stuff in
>> kdebase/kdm/backend ( the part where it has "#if RandomDefines"
>> must be selected somehow ).
>> I haven't got time to look into this further atm, but I hope this
>> should already help...

> I wonder how DEV_RANDOM is getting set to /dev/random, the Imakefile
> doesn't mention /dev/random at all. A grep of kdebase for
> /dev/random turns up nothing for me, but it must be getting set
> somehow. :<

Yes, well, what I've noticed yesterday, is that the configure runs
"xmkmf" on the Imakefile, which generates a Makefile, which contains
the DEV_RANDOM define in question.  So it is xmkmf which is told by
the Imakefile to put the define there.  I have no idea how this is
supposed to work though, so we're going to have to dig up the imake
manual, I guess :)


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