Devuan bug report logs - #408
lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings modifies lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar

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Package: lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings; Maintainer for lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings is (unknown);

Reported by: Joril <jorilx@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:18:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version 1.2.2-2

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Report forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org:
bug#408; Package lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. (Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:18:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org. (Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:18:04 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


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From: Joril <jorilx@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings modifies lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:04:19 +0100
Package: lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings
Version: 1.2.2-2

When you use lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings to modify LightDM's greeter 
and press "save", it modifies /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.
The problem is that (at least under Devuan Beowulf)
/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
is a symlink to
/etc/alternatives/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
which in turn is a symlink to
/etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar

So you end up losing the original lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar.

Information forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org:
bug#408; Package lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. (Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:03:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #8 received at 408@bugs.devuan.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Mark Hindley <mark@hindley.org.uk>
To: 408@bugs.devuan.org
Cc: Joril <jorilx@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings modifies lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:56:38 +0000
Joril,

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:04:19 +0100 Joril <jorilx@gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem is that (at least under Devuan Beowulf)
> /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
> is a symlink to
> /etc/alternatives/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
> which in turn is a symlink to
> /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar
> 
> So you end up losing the original lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar.

I am not sure what you expect ot happen here?

If you edit the settings with this tool, files in /etc/lightdm will be
changed. If you need to restore, you can always reinstall.

Or am I missing something or misunderstanding you?

Mark

Information forwarded to devuan-bugs@lists.dyne.org, devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org:
bug#408; Package lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. (Sat, 14 Mar 2020 14:03:01 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Acknowledgement sent to Joril <jorilx@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to devuan-dev@lists.dyne.org. (Sat, 14 Mar 2020 14:03:04 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).


Message #13 received at 408@bugs.devuan.org (full text, mbox, reply):

From: Joril <jorilx@gmail.com>
To: Mark Hindley <mark@hindley.org.uk>
Cc: 408@bugs.devuan.org
Subject: Re: lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings modifies lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 14:52:03 +0100
On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:56:38 +0000
Mark Hindley <mark@hindley.org.uk> wrote:

> > So you end up losing the original lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar.
> 
> I am not sure what you expect ot happen here?
> 
> If you edit the settings with this tool, files in /etc/lightdm will be
> changed. If you need to restore, you can always reinstall.
> 
> Or am I missing something or misunderstanding you?


Hi Mark,

Well of course this is a very minor bug or not a bug at all, but it seemed strange to me that lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf is handled via the "alternatives" system, so I thought it wasn't expected to be modified by other tools.
In other words, that lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf-devuan-cinnabar was expected to be left alone, while lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings should have created a new alternative to be modified.
Very minor stuff, as I said :)

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