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Bug#253480: xdm: XDM fails if the user is over disk quota, but empty files can be created

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> Please compile and deploy this version of xdm on a system where you can
> reproduce this bug, and let me know if it resolves the problem.

Branden, thank you very much for responding to our bug report in a
quick and professional manner!

I have tested your bug fix version of XDM.  After installing the
newly-compiled XDM I cannot log in at all; perhaps a new bug was
introduced into the code?

Here are the steps I carried out:

1. Installed Debian/sarge on a test machine.
2. Verified that the bug was reproducible with the stock XDM that came
   with the system (version 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4).
3. Compiled and installed the patched version of XDM according to your
4. Restarted xdm by running /etc/init.d/xdm/restart.
5. Now cannot log in at all now, not even for the users who are not over
   disk quota.
6. If I switch back to the unpatched binary of xdm, log-ins start
   working again (for not-over-quota accounts).

[1]  [For the record, in addition to the steps that you provided I had to
do two additional things: (1) change all references in the Makefile to
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-linux/3.3.4/include/ to
.../gcc-lib/i486-linux/..., and (2) install the libxaw7-dev library.]

Arcady Genkin : CDF Systems Administrator

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