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Bug#582568: kdm: causes kaboom to show upgrade dialog on first root login

[Petter Reinholdtsen]
> We investigated this issue a bit on IRC, and two workarounds were
> discovered.  Either init.d/kdm can set KDEROOTDIR to some more
> sensible location (like /var/lib/kdm/).  This will make kdm stop
> creating files in the root users home directory, and is a more proper
> fix.

Given that squeeze is frozen, I suggest this is done to kdm quickly to
get a fix into Squeeze before it release.

> An alternative to avoid the config migration dialog when root log in
> for the first time, is to change kaboom to look for ~/.kde/share/
> instead of just ~/.kde/.  The files would still be created by kdm in
> ~root/.kde/, but the dialog would no longer show up.

This should probably be done too.

For Debian Edu, we have implemented a workaround and touch
/root/.local/kaboom during installation to make sure kaboom do not
show up when the root user log in for the first time.

I suspect this bug should be release critical, but am not sure so I
have not raised the severity.  Asked on #debian-release for their
view, but did not get a definite answer.

Would be nice to have some comment on this issue before Squeeze is

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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