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

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Tue Jul 26 17:15:06 UTC 2016


On Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:05:29 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>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

Think about it, it wouldn't help, since systemd-sysv-generator then
would pay attention to init.d/lightdm.pacsave ;).

More and more I guess it was a user error and not an issue cause by a
tool.




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