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Bug#186729: xdm: dpkg --configure xdm gives message on kdm then halts



tags 186729 unreproducible moreinfo
severity 186729 important
title 186729 [xdm]: postinst fails, maybe only when not default ?dm
thanks

On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 02:39:39PM +0100, Chris Searle scrawled:
> Package: xdm
> Version: 4.2.1-6
> Severity: grave
> Tags: sid
> Justification: renders package unusable
> 
> Updated - and xdm throws an error about configuring kdm. This
> prevents xdm from completing, and so x-window-system will not
> complete either. This (at present) means that I have no X running :-(

What's the output if you run sh -x /var/lib/dpkg/info/xdm.postinst? Is
kdm still installed?

It doesn't render the package unusable, BTW - a simple
/etc/init.d/<preferreddesktopmanager> start, will give you your desktop
back, so I'm tagging this back to important.

Oh, and xdm not starting will never prevent you from using kdm.
		
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Daniel Stone                                     <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

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