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



severity 219311 normal
retitle 219311 xdm: mysteriously fails to start
tag 219311 + unreproducible moreinfo
thanks

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:29:13PM -0000, sand@blarg.net wrote:
> Package: xdm
> Version: 4.2.1-13
> Severity: grave

I cannot reproduce this problem with 4.2.1-13, so I am downgrading its
severity and tagging it "unreproducible".

> 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

Mine says:

  Package: xdm
[...]
  Conffiles:
   /etc/X11/app-defaults/Chooser 301817610e89e7739ce1e121b3baf20c
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess 2bbf5b9f056c65a1754b75ba452e1ea1
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources 0e0183a34449ba8acc07d80b0a5b1828
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers 6689c34e7b3f2e1f7af17a3350c1490c
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession 7665beb7c953f2ad9df08f7f73b64fb7
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xstartup deaea0d02e5107fca3c4787532b891bb
   /etc/X11/xdm/Xwilling 5aec82ec5555f912e050a02f84d8d572
   /etc/X11/xdm/pixmaps/XFree86.xpm 91cf8f46b31119b5d69270ae7bc5081d
   /etc/X11/xdm/pixmaps/XFree86bw.xpm c9ef591e6e78edd3d2352e55c0067160
   /etc/X11/xdm/pixmaps/debian.xpm 8bd89d6976e41f6598ab61fda364505e
   /etc/X11/xdm/pixmaps/debianbw.xpm c90b32c82b91d0c8c69ba5a69594a21f
   /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config a542e61c838ee622b8aca1036e1f6233
   /etc/X11/xdm/xdm.options 7be084d51db91e48365a70e13daecee8
   /etc/pam.d/xdm cd7c8cbb6b3720f4d16054f40f4ebc47
   /etc/init.d/xdm e914796982b135c77cfae75c951380e3
   /etc/logrotate.d/xdm 4c38b36684387eb57228ca71c1383e5c
  Description: X display manager
[...]

> 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

Mine says:

  ! $Xorg: xdm-conf.cpp,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:17 cpqbld Exp $
[...]
  ! $XFree86: xc/programs/xdm/config/xdm-conf.cpp,v 1.10 2002/11/30 19:11:32 herrb Exp $
[...]
  ! Scripts to start the server, start the user session, and reset the server
  DisplayManager*setup:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsetup
  DisplayManager*startup:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xstartup
  DisplayManager*reset:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xreset
  DisplayManager*resources:	/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xresources
  DisplayManager*session:		/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession
[...]

...and this does not appear to adversely affect its operation.

> "Xsetup" and "Xreset" are referenced in the config file, but they no
> longer exist on disk.  This causes "xdm" to bomb out on startup.

I suspect your xdm daemon is in fact exiting for another reason.  Are
there any error messages in /var/log/xdm.log?

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