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

tags 374214 upstream
forwarded 374214 http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86650
severity 292401 wishlist
merge 292401 374214

I agree; this is quite annoying, and makes kdm harder to administer. 
We've passed this report to upstream, but haven't gotten a fix yet. 
I'll give the upstream report a prod.

Christopher Martin

On Saturday 17 June 2006 18:58, Ross Boylan wrote:
> 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 process.
> 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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