Bug#276034: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#276034: xdm postinst dies when shared/default-x-display-manager/daemon_name not found)
Just to let you know I change shared/default-x-display-manager from
'shared/default-x-display-manager' to 'xdm' using debconf-communicate
and the apt-get upgrade worked perfectly.
Thanks for helping out!
On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 10:25:00 -0500, Branden Robinson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 03:31:10PM +0200, Norman Rasmussen wrote:
> > okay, help me out a bit here....
> > I assume that the deb_conf database is configuration registry, but I'm
> > not sure what the values _should_ be.
> A list of package names that provide X display managers.
> $ debconf-show xdm
> debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
> xdm/stop_running_server_with_children: false
> xdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/X11/xdm
> * shared/default-x-display-manager: xdm
> > I'm happy to run debconf-communicate to get & set values, but what
> > should the values be? I only have xdm installed, and there really
> > shouldn't be kdm, or gdm installed anywhere.
> In that case, your output should look just about identical to mine, above.
> > I think that the script is trying to migrate
> > /etc/X11/default-display-manager into deb_conf's database, but now
> > it's /etc/X11/default-display-manager.dpkg-tmp (as part of the upgrade
> > process no doubt) and it contains /usr/bin/X11/xdm-disabled
> > and I want xdm not to start by default.
> Er, uh, what? I have no idea what "xdm-disabled" is and I'm pretty it has
> nothing to do with anything I've ever packaged.
> > has changing the default-display-manager to a non-existant file
> > confused the deb_conf upgrade process?
> Possibly. However, the system should be robust enough to cope with that,
> by complaining about the bogus value and simply not starting a display
> manager at all.
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