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Bug#479377: Can't install kdm in parallel to gdm when using dependency based boot

Sune Vuorela wrote:

> On Sunday 04 May 2008 15:59:25 Daniel Hess wrote:
>> Package: kdm
>> Version: 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-2+b1
>> Severity: important
>> When installing kdm while gdm is already installed insserv fails
> because
>> more than on init-script provides the `x-display-manager' service.
> Hi!  what happens if you install them in the other order?

It won't make a difference.

The problem is that kdm's and gdm's init scripts are 'enabled' (they have
symlinks in rcX.d/); so whenever insserv tries to recalculate the boot
order it finds two init scripts providing the same service.

The way around this issue is removing the rc2.d symlink of either gdm or
kdm, the one that is not going to be used.

I know this is not pretty, but that's how insserv works, as that's the only
information it knows about (send feedback to Petter Reinholdtsen).

> As both gdm and kdm are a display manager, it seems approprate that
> they both provide the service, but my knowledge of insserv is very
> limited. And I don't have a insserv using system.
> /Sune

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