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Bug#327191: kdm resets after login because of problem in ~/*profile

Package: kdm
Version: 4:3.4.2-2
Severity: important

Because KDM sources the ~/*profile login scripts in /etc/kde3/kdm/Xsessions
and because of previously (and as yet) undetected problems in these scripts,
KDM resets after login, considering the session has ended. These scripts
worked fine previously (and still do, in, say, GDM). Obviously this is a
user error, but it is uncovered by the new sourcing behaviour. Because
there was no problem in KDM itself, and the session exited 'normally', the
problem was very difficult to track down.

This effectively rendered KDM useless.

It would be useful to warn the user of this 'new' behaviour, maybe in

John de Largentaye

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages kdm depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]     1.4.58         Debian configuration management sy
ii  kdebase-bin               4:3.4.2-2      core binaries for the KDE base mod
ii  kdebase-data              4:3.4.2-2      shared data files for the KDE base
ii  kdelibs4c2                4:3.4.2-3      core libraries for all KDE applica
ii  libc6                     2.3.5-6        GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgcc1                   1:4.0.1-6      GCC support library
ii  libpam-runtime            0.76-23        Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                  0.76-23        Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libqt3-mt                 3:3.3.4-7      Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++6                4.0.1-6        The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 X Window System protocol client li
ii  libxau6                   6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 X Authentication library
ii  libxdmcp6                 6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 X Display Manager Control Protocol
ii  libxtst6                  6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 X Window System event recording an
ii  xbase-clients             6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 miscellaneous X clients
ii  xlibs                     6.8.2.dfsg.1-6 X Window System client libraries m

Versions of packages kdm recommends:
ii  logrotate                     3.7.1-2    Log rotation utility

-- debconf information excluded

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