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Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Apr 11 15:35:09 UTC 2014

Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> I'd be especially interested if that lightdm bug from 12.04LTS upgrade
> can be recreated.

I think you mean #1297936 which I advertised here recently. I just did 
the upgrade 12.04 -> 14.04 again. This time I did it in a VM where I 
created the offending config file before the upgrade. The bug is still 

If someone wants to verify the problem quickly, it is possible to do it 
on a trusty machine which doesn't have the package lightdm-gtk-greeter 
installed. And of course lightdm should be the display manager in use. 
Move the files /etc/lightdm/lightdm-kde-greeter.conf and 
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf out of the way and create the file 
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf with the contents


which I mentioned in the bug report. Then stop lightdm and it shouldn't 
be possible to start lightdm again as long as the faulty 
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf is present.

Of course this quick test only partly verifies the problem, because it 
is still possible that the upgrader would remove the config file before 
the upgrade. But my test-upgrade today showed that the file is still 
there after the upgrade.


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