[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#679409: lightdm: Fails to start on boot, invoke-rc.d lightdm start fails

Roger Leigh rleigh at codelibre.net
Tue Aug 21 21:28:07 UTC 2012

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 12:53:21PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 09:48:02AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 03:37:52PM +1000, James Tocknell wrote:
> > I've patched startpar to special-case lightdm as for gdm/kdm, but this
> > doesn't appear to have any effect here (but is probably generally a good
> > thing to have).
> The change that was committed has nothing at all to do with this bug, and to
> me it looks like an unnecessary divergence from startpar upstream; so I've
> reverted those changes from the git repo.  IMHO it's not something that's
> worth carrying a delta from upstream over.  But feel free to reinstate if
> you disagree.

My thinking here was that if startpar is special casing the priorities
of display managers, shouldn't it be behaving the same for all the
common ones?  That said, I am not certain /why/ it's special casing
them in the first place; certainly lightdm appears to function
perfectly well without the patch.  I don't have strong feelings either
way here--personally I'd prefer them all removed if this is solely to
hack in something better expressed through dependencies.

> BTW, Roger, could you please run 'echo DEBCHANGE_RELEASE_HEURISTIC=changelog
> >> ~/.devscripts' on your development machine?  This is the only sensible
> behavior to use with dch in a shared VCS; it's very frustrating to have to
> check the archive or look at git tags each time to figure out whether the
> changes I'm looking at on trunk are uploaded or not...

I've done this, but isn't it the documented default behaviour?


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