Bug#438196: xdm does not create /var/run/xdm.pid
Dr. Markus Waldeck wrote:
> Package: xdm
> Version: 1:1.1.5-1
> Severity: important
> It noticed some problems with xdm 1.1.5-1.
> One problem is that a start via /etc/init.d/xdm does not create the
> PIDFILE /var/run/xdm.pid.
> So it is not possible to stop the xdm with /etc/init.d/xdm:
> # /etc/init.d/xdm stop
> Stopping X display manager: xdm not running (/var/run/xdm.pid not
We have multiple bug reports  about problems related to xdm
startup/exit/pidfile, I guess we need to cleanup some mess here...
 #270393, #343386, #334461, #372114, #382037, #398917, ...