[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636054: The lightdm service can't be handled by the "service" utility

Fernando Tarlá Cardoso Lemos fernandotcl at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 15:14:49 UTC 2011

Package: lightdm
Version: 0.9.2-1
Severity: minor


I think the problem is that the lightdm package installs an upstart init
script. /usr/sbin/service thinks upstart is available and fails to start

fernando at munchkin:~$ sudo service openntpd restart
Restarting openntpd: ntpd.
fernando at munchkin:~$ sudo service lightdm restart
exec: 129: restart: not found
fernando at munchkin:~$ 

I guess this bug could also have been filed against sysvinit-utils, but
on the other hand, I'm not sure we're supposed to be shipping upstart
init files yet. The "service" utility has no problem whatsoever with
packages that ship systemd init files (and it works with systemd), but
seems to choke on upstart init files.

Thanks in advance,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.113      add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus                          1.4.14-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.41     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                         2.13-11    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.3-2    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libxcb1                       1.7-3      X C Binding
ii  libxdmcp6                     1:1.1.0-3  X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter [lightdm- 0.9.2-1    simple display manager (GTK+ greet

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg                  1:7.6+7    X.Org X server

lightdm suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf changed [not included]

-- debconf information:
  lightdm/daemon_name: /usr/sbin/lightdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: lightdm

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