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

Oliver Grawert ogra at ubuntu.com
Tue Jul 26 17:21:29 UTC 2016

Am Dienstag, 26. Juli 2016 19:05:29 CEST schrieb Ralf Mardorf 
<silver.bullet at zoho.com>:
> 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.

from https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html section 9.3.2

"The /etc/init.d scripts must be treated as configuration files, either (if 
they are present in the package, that is, in the .deb file) by marking them 
as conffiles, or,...."
"...Only when dpkg is executed with the --purge option will configuration 
files be removed. In particular, as the /etc/init.d/package script itself 
is usually a conffile, it will remain on the system if the package is 
removed but not purged. "

so the behaviour is expected ... that the generator kicks in in this case 
smells like a bug though, it might need to check if the related package 
actually exists on the system...


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