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



On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 01:22:21AM +0100, Chris Searle scrawled:
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au> writes:
>     Daniel> On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 02:39:39PM +0100, Chris Searle
>     Daniel> 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 :-(
> 
>     Daniel> What's the output if you run sh -x
>     Daniel> /var/lib/dpkg/info/xdm.postinst? Is kdm still installed?
> 
> + set -e
> + THIS_PACKAGE=xdm
> + THIS_SCRIPT=postinst
> + SOURCE_VERSION=4.2.1-6
> + 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.

Hmm, looks like Debconf is playing funny buggers, if this is the full
and complete output of the postinst. Did any dialog boxes, et al, pop
up? What happens if you run dpkg-reconfigure -plow xdm?

>     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
>     Daniel> kdm.
> 
> 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 :-)

Fair enough. :)

-- 
Daniel Stone                                     <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

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