Bug#582568: kdm: causes kaboom to show upgrade dialog on first root login
When kdm is started, these files are created in ~root/.kde/:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 12 feb. 21:32 cache-tjener.intern -> /var/tmp/kdecache-root
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 12 feb. 21:33 tmp-tjener.intern -> /tmp/kde-root
Their existence causes the first login with root to show an
configuration upgrade dialog, which is unwanted when logging in for
the first time. See #570784 and #570925 for more information.
Perhaps the kaboom bug should be merged with this one?
I believe it is a bad idea for kdm to create files in ~root/ as it is
not guaranteed to be writable. With LTSP, / is read-only, and only
selected directories in /var/ are made writable by bind-mounting to a
I was going to report this against kdm, but Sune told me to report it
against libkdecore5 instead.