Subject: pkg/19318: gdm package is broken
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/07/2002 22:52:31
>Number:         19318
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       gdm package is broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Dec 07 13:53:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6K

System: NetBSD 1.6K NetBSD 1.6K (PORTER) #0: Sat Dec 7 01:59:43 MET 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The gdm pkg does not run anymore.

gdm_config_parse: Authdir /var/gnome/gdm does not exist. Aborting.

Indeed this directory does not exist, because it never used to exist and
the pkg didn't create it nor told me to create it myself.

I don't understand why, because 

 pkg_info -f gdm | fgrep gdm


        EXEC 'install -d -o daemon -g daemon -m 750 /var/gnome/gdm'
        UNEXEC '/bin/rm -rf /var/gnome/gdm'

On a site note: the rc.d script for gdm seems to be installed in 
/usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d - it's the only file I have in there. It's a place I
never would have expected a rc.d script.


cd pkgsrc/x11/gdm && make update && echo "you loose"