Subject: pkg/34954: gdm gdm.conf not mandatory any more
To: None <,,>
From: Hauke Fath <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 10/31/2006 10:55:01
>Number:         34954
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       gdm gdm.conf not mandatory any more 
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 31 10:55:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Hauke Fath <>
>Release:        NetBSD 3.1_RC3 / pkgsrc-2006Q3
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System: NetBSD 3.1_RC3 NetBSD 3.1_RC3 (SPG_PIII) #1: Mon Oct 9 15:56:48 CEST 2006 hf@Hochstuhl:/var/obj/netbsd-builds/3/i386/sys/arch/i386/compile/SPG_PIII i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

Quoting /usr/pkg/share/gdm/defaults.conf:

# This file should not be updated by hand.  Since GDM,
# configuration choices in the /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf-custom file will
# override the default values specified in this file (installation 
# locations of the configuration files may vary for different distros).
# This defaults.conf file may be overwritten on upgrade, so to ensure
# that your configuration choices are not lost, please make sure that 
# your changes are made only the the custom.conf file.

The pkgsrc rc.d gdm start script mandates the presence of a
gdm/gdm.conf config file. This is now deprecated in favour of a new
scheme (similar to NetBSD's /etc/defaults/rc.conf && /etc/rc.conf),
where entries in a gdm/custom.conf file override default settings.


Update pkgsrc Gnome, and look at the default config files for gdm.


Remove the "required_files=" line from the gdm rc.d script.