[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#752932: lightdm: systemd service file misses [Install] section

Florian Schlichting fsfs at debian.org
Wed Nov 8 17:06:59 UTC 2017

On Wed, Nov 08, 2017 at 01:23:43PM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-11-08 at 11:43 +0100, Florian Schlichting wrote:
> > three years ago you reverted a fix for this bug because using an Alias in
> > lightdm.service seemed discouraged by the systemd maintainers. As can be
> > seen in https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=764607#24 they
> > later changed their mind, and going ahead with
> > Alias=display-manager.service would also be part of the fix for #775385,
> > which has been cloned for xdm (#832351), nodm (#852125) and sddm
> > (#848936).
> Hi,
> was there any coordination with Martin and Joss about this? The display-
> manager.service management needs to be shared with all the display managers
> anyway.

the bug I linked to contains mails from Didier Roche, where he says that
he discussed the topic with Martin and the result is to use an [Install]
section with Alias; and he also mentions taking it to the gdm3-pkg team,
who discovered an issue with "systemctl enable --force gdm3" failing
"due to the autogenerated gdm3 service script". There's #771085 which
includes the same suggestion from Andreas Beckmann as the other bugs
mentioned above, but no further reaction from the Gnome maintainers;
unless maxy is one of them, in which case he commented in #764607


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