16.04: Graphical login/desktop vanished? (coming closer)

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Jul 26 17:05:29 UTC 2016


On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:03:54 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>i assume the package removal did simply not remove the sysvinit file
>(being probably considered a conffile by debhelper and purge was not
>used (yay aptitude ...) so it was left in place) and at a reboot the
>generator identified there was no systemd unit for it and simply
>generated one.

Apart from an user error, a plausible reasoning. Assumed a
"config" should not be removed, doesn't it require that this config
wasn't edited? OTOH assumed a package isn't available by the
repositories or the local cache anymore, there might be no way to
check if a file was modified.

Perhaps this is worth a feature request.

Arch Linux package management provides a solution, that easily could be
included to apt. Perhaps apt already provided this already before
pacman was born :D.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman/Pacnew_and_Pacsave




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