[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#869535: lightdm: service fails to start due to incorrect data dir perms

bw bwtnguy at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 15 16:22:19 UTC 2017

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.18.3-1
Followup-For: Bug #869535

> /var/lib/lightdm is created at postinst time with lightdm:lightdm and 0750 
> permission. /var/lib/lightdm/data is created at runtime and it should be 
> lightdm:lightdm since it's created by a process running as lightdm user.

I installed lightdm the other day and it did the same thing.  Luckily it told
me what the problem was, and as I recall it mentioned /data and permissions.
Nothing in the logs about it that I can find.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                                3.115
ii  dbus                                   1.10.22-0+deb9u1
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]                  1.5.61
ii  libaudit1                              1:2.6.7-2
ii  libc6                                  2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libgcrypt20                            1.7.6-2+deb9u2
ii  libglib2.0-0                           2.50.3-2
ii  libpam-systemd                         232-25+deb9u1
ii  libpam0g                               1.1.8-3.6
ii  libxcb1                                1.12-1
ii  libxdmcp6                              1:1.1.2-3
ii  lightdm-kde-greeter [lightdm-greeter]

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg  1:7.7+19

Versions of packages lightdm suggests:
ii  accountsservice  0.6.43-1
ii  upower           0.99.4-4+b1
pn  xserver-xephyr   <none>

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

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