[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#748944: Processed: Re: Processed (with 1 errors): on how lightdm does not like it when /etc/X11/Xsession is not executable

Josip Rodin joy at debbugs.entuzijast.net
Wed Jul 22 18:43:32 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 09:48:35PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On mar., 2015-07-21 at 15:20 +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > No, startx has also worked on my machine without the executable bit on that
> > file. It's lightdm that seems to be depending on something others don't.
> I had the impression that startx (without argument) would use Xsession.
> At least the Xsession file header gives that impression.

On related note, this system executes the ~/.xsession file as a shell
script, but it isn't executable :)

> > If this is an actual requirement of some standard, please reassign the bug
> > to the owner of the file (x11-common) and have them enforce the standard.
> It's already done. x11-common ships Xsession with executable bit.

Well, then it shouldn't ship it as a conffile, because that implies they
can't maintain the enforcement, as the user is allowed to do all sorts of
things to conffiles (and usually expected to).

(Executable configuration file - doesn't that just sound wrong?)

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