Bug#520556: Confirming gdm bug

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sat Mar 21 08:52:07 UTC 2009

Package: gdm
Version: 2.20.9-1
Followup-For: Bug #520556

Hash: SHA1


I can confirm the issue. Note that the directory "/root" is just the CWD
when calling /etc/init.d/gdm, i.e. on system start, it says "/".

Eh. I just tried it again with "bash -x", now it works, and it works
again without that, too. Looks like it was fixed in lsb-release 3.2-22,
which I was just upgrading to while writing this report.


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.28-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                3.110             add and remove users and groups
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]  1.5.26            Debian configuration management sy
ii  gksu                   2.0.2-1           graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session [x-sessi 2.22.3-3          The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-term 2.24.3-3          The GNOME 2 terminal emulator appl
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.20-2          Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.24.0-2          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1               1:2.4.43-2        Extended attribute shared library
ii  libc6                  2.9-6             GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2              1.8.6-2+b1        The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.12-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.80-3            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdmx1                1:1.0.2-3         X11 Distributed Multihead extensio
ii  libfontconfig1         2.6.0-3           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-4           FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.3-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.20.0-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.14.7-4+b1       The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libpam-modules         1.0.1-8           Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime         1.0.1-8           Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g               1.0.1-8           Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.22.4-2          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  librsvg2-2             2.22.3-2          SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common        2.22.3-2          SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1            2.0.71-1          SELinux shared libraries
ii  libwrap0               7.6.q-16          Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6               2:1.2-1           X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                1:1.0.4-2         X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6              1:1.0.2-3         X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxi6                 2:1.2.1-2         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-2         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                2.7.3.dfsg-1      GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base               3.2-22            Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  metacity [x-window-man 1:2.24.0-2        A lightweight GTK2 based Window Ma
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emul 242-1             X terminal emulator
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080819-1 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  gdm-themes                0.6.2          Themes for the GNOME Display Manag
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-11.3    Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  xserver-xephyr            2:1.4.2-11     nested X server
ii  xserver-xorg              1:7.4~5        the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                    2.24.1-1       Display graphical dialog boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm suggests:
ii  libpam-gnome-keyring          2.24.1-2   PAM module to unlock the GNOME key
ii  locales                       2.9-6      GNU C Library: National Language (
ii  pm-utils                      1.2.4-2    utilities and scripts for power ma

- -- debconf information:
  gdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/gdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


More information about the pkg-gnome-maintainers mailing list