[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#672686: lightdm: errors during uninstall and fails to load after reinstall

Marco Milone marco.sting at gmail.com
Sun May 13 08:31:59 UTC 2012

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.0.11-1
Followup-For: Bug #672686

Dear Maintainer,

sorry for the Italian, but I thought that the output message "11" was

By the way, I think that my mistake lead us to find the real problem: I purged
lightdm with LANG=C and no errors were reported:

~$ LANG=C sudo aptitude purge lightdm
[sudo] password for milo:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  liblightdm-gobject-1-0{u} lightdm{p} lightdm-gtk-greeter{u}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 1214 kB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
(Reading database ... 202190 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing lightdm ...
Purging configuration files for lightdm ...
Removing user `lightdm' ...
Warning: group `lightdm' has no more members.
Processing triggers for man-db ...
(Reading database ... 202101 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
Removing liblightdm-gobject-1-0 ...
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/locale: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/man: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/gnome/help: 0 KiB
localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/omf: 0 KiB

Total disk space freed by localepurge: 0 KiB

So I reinstalled lightdm once again and this time all went fine.

Without LANG=C it fails to delete user and group "lightdm" and during the
subsequent reinstall it not creates /var/lib/lightdm.

Just to be sure, I just reproduce the bug on another machine.

Regards and thanks,

Marco Milone

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.113+nmu1
ii  consolekit             0.4.5-3
ii  dbus                   1.5.12-1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.42
ii  libc6                  2.13-32
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.32.2-1
ii  libpam0g               1.1.3-7
ii  libxcb1                1.8.1-1
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.1.1-1
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter    1.0.11-1

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.6+12

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
ii  accountsservice  0.6.15-4

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

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