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

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 07:10:17 UTC 2016

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 26. Juli 2016 16:41:56 CEST schrieb Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com>:
>> I suppose that Ubuntu could stop shipping "/etc/init.d/lightdm"
>> because it ships native systemd and upstart startup files so the
>> sysvrc file is redundant.
>> Maybe the package is inherited from Debian (where
>> "/etc/init.d/lightdm" is needed) and the Ubuntu maintainer doesn't
>> care about removing it.
> lightdm is upstream maintained by an ubuntu developer. he just tries
> to be a good citizen in debian where you can still use other init
> systems if you want (even though thats not encouraged this still works)

Thanks again. I hadn't thought of that given how different rc scripts
are and how rarely they're shipped by upstreams.

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