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Bug#219311: xdm: Default install missing referenced config files

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:29:13PM -0000, sand@blarg.net wrote:
> Package: xdm
> Version: 4.2.1-13
> Severity: grave
> The "Confiles" section of the package description lists various files
> in /etc/X11/xdm (and "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm" links to this directory):
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess df56c4c3eb66cbc9470c07da301acd7b
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources 06d02faa0199503f98c9ebd9b7a81517
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers 6689c34e7b3f2e1f7af17a3350c1490c
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession 7665beb7c953f2ad9df08f7f73b64fb7
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xstartup 8e6bb9af52a4f6dced7b7a890aa34851
>  /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling 5aec82ec5555f912e050a02f84d8d572
> The "xdm-config" file references the following scripts:
>   DisplayManager*startup:	/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xstartup
>   DisplayManager*resources:	/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xresources
>   DisplayManager*session:	/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession
>   DisplayManager*setup:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup
>   DisplayManager*reset:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xreset
> "Xsetup" and "Xreset" are referenced in the config file, but they no
> longer exist on disk.  This causes "xdm" to bomb out on startup.

Hmm?  I didn't see this when testing.  I'll look into it.

If you're right, I consider this an upstream bug.  The display manager
should attempt to muddle through if it can't open a config file
mentioned in an X resource, at least for nonessential files.

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