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FS#28841 - [gdm] gdm fails when /var/log/gdm does not exist

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Michael Rieder (wombat) - Friday, 09 March 2012, 15:17 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Sunday, 18 March 2012, 16:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


When /var/log/gdm does not exist, as can happen when mounting /var/log as tmpfs (as suggested for SSD users), gdm will not start. See this Ubuntu bug report from 2009, that has obviously not been fixed upstream.
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Closed by  Ionut Biru (wonder)
Sunday, 18 March 2012, 16:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  /var/log/gdm/ is in the gdm package already
Comment by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Friday, 09 March 2012, 15:25 GMT
there is one big problem. that bugtracker you pointed out is NOT upstream.

upstream is