Bug#186729: xdm: dpkg --configure xdm gives message on kdm then halts
>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <email@example.com> writes:
Daniel> tags 186729 unreproducible moreinfo severity 186729
Daniel> important title 186729 [xdm]: postinst fails, maybe only
Daniel> when not default ?dm thanks
Daniel> On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 02:39:39PM +0100, Chris Searle
>> 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 :-(
Daniel> What's the output if you run sh -x
Daniel> /var/lib/dpkg/info/xdm.postinst? Is kdm still installed?
+ set -e
+ trap 'message; message "Received signal. Aborting xdm package postinst script."; message; exit 1' HUP INT QUIT TERM
+ which readlink
+ . /usr/share/debconf/confmodule
++ '[' '!' '' ']'
++ exec /usr/share/debconf/frontend /var/lib/dpkg/info/xdm.postinst
System startup links for /etc/init.d/xdm already exist.
So I took a look at /etc/init.d/xdm - it looks like a standard init.d
script. rwxr-xr-x root root.
Daniel> It doesn't render the package unusable, BTW - a simple
Daniel> /etc/init.d/<preferreddesktopmanager> start, will give you
Daniel> your desktop back, so I'm tagging this back to important.
OK - thanks for the info. Hadn't spotted that.
Daniel> Oh, and xdm not starting will never prevent you from using
No - it was more that it stopped the x-window-system package from
completing too. xdm is my normal dm of choice - was just wanting a
look at kdm/gdm etc - should have left well alone :-)
Chris Searle | Unix _IS_ user friendly...
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