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FS#24556 - [gdm] Overwrites default pre- and postsession configuration on update

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tim (tes) - Friday, 03 June 2011, 07:47 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 12 November 2012, 06:33 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


When updating gdm, both


get overwritten with an almost empty file.

Please rename or add them as backup files.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Monday, 12 November 2012, 06:33 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Friday, 03 June 2011, 11:38 GMT
can you explain why do you need this? What commands do you add in those files?
Comment by Tim (tes) - Friday, 03 June 2011, 12:13 GMT
I don't see how that is relevant. Currently it just executes $HOME/.postsession
Comment by Fas (fas) - Tuesday, 01 November 2011, 11:27 GMT
Please also add /etc/gdm/Init/Default to the backup list. I use it to mount my home folder before login.

Can anything be done to speed the resolution of this bug up? If not, is there a way for me to tell pacman manually what configuration files to backup?
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Tuesday, 01 November 2011, 11:32 GMT
well, i'm not really convinced that it should be added
Comment by Fas (fas) - Tuesday, 01 November 2011, 18:04 GMT
Why not, what is the harm? They are configuration files, they are supposed to be edited by the user, and it is unhandy having them being overwritten on each upgrade of gdm. I don't see why it should not be added if it benefits some people.

Please explain your opinion.
Comment by Alexander F Rødseth (xyproto) (trontonic) - Sunday, 11 November 2012, 21:36 GMT
Please close as "won't fix" if this won't be fixed.