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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Sep 2 13:31:56 UTC 2012

On dim., 2012-08-19 at 12:53 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> None of the above.  It's a bug in lightdm, for shipping an upstart job with
> no start condition.  I have no idea why this is done; the upstart job used
> in Ubuntu for lightdm doesn't look anything like this.
> Now, there's a good chance that "fixing" the lightdm upstart job to have a
> correct start condition still won't work, because several of the
> prerequisite events are not yet available at start time with the upstart in
> Debian.  I'm planning to fix this ASAP for wheezy, having spoken with Neil
> McGovern at DebConf and gotten provisional release team sign-off, but it's
> not absolutely certain this will go in or when.  In the meantime, I believe
> the correct fix is for the lightdm package to drop its upstart job. 

Note that the upstart job is the upstream one, untouched, afaict. I can
do the removal (pending RT upload) if it's the best way to do fix the

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