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Bug#374214: Improve integration of of kdmrc changes done from KDE and those from dpkg

Package: kdm
Version: 4:3.5.3-2
Severity: wishlist

Currently, if you make a change to kdmrc from within KDE (i.e., via
KDE's graphical tools) it makes big changes to /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc.
These include deleting all the comments.

On subsequent apt-get upgrade's I get the message that kdmrc has been
customized, and that the installer will leave it alone.

It would be nice if the changes made from KDE to kdmrc were less
radical, and if these could be integrated smoothly into dpkg's upgrade

The current changes are so extensive that, at least for me, running
ediff on kdmrc vs kdmrc.dpkg-dist didn't yield useful information
about which changes to merge.

I don't know if the kdm package is the home of the control center
tools that rewrite kdmrc.  If it is not, it might be appropriate to
reassign this wish to there.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (990, 'stable'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27advncdfs
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages kdm depends on:
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.1      Debian configuration management sy
ii  kdebase-bin                   4:3.5.3-2  core binaries for the KDE base mod
ii  kdebase-data                  4:3.5.3-2  shared data files for the KDE base
ii  kdelibs4c2a                   4:3.5.3-1  core libraries and binaries for al
ii  libc6                         2.3.6-13   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgcc1                       1:4.1.0-4  GCC support library
ii  libpam-runtime                0.79-3.1   Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g                      0.79-3.1   Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libqt3-mt                     3:3.3.6-2  Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libstdc++6                    4.1.0-4    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.0.0-6  X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                       1:1.0.0-3  X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6                     1:1.0.0-4  X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxtst6                      1:1.0.1-3  X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  xbase-clients                 1:7.0.1-2  miscellaneous X clients

Versions of packages kdm recommends:
ii  logrotate                     3.7.1-3    Log rotation utility

-- debconf information excluded

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