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[Bug 601649] installing kde4_basis pattern on M6 system with no X installed does not set KDM as display manager
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  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 10:18:58 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=601649

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=601649#c3


Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Status|RESOLVED |REOPENED
Resolution|INVALID |
Severity|Enhancement |Normal

--- Comment #3 from Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2010-05-03 10:18:57 UTC
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(In reply to comment #2)
I don't thinks it's a good idea to ignore
/etc/sysconfig/displaymanager:DISPLAYMANAGER

Ignore by who/what? How can it be invalid to expect a single group installation
transaction that installs KDM where no DM was previously applicable (no X
components previously installed). If XDM _was_ installed on a minimal/X-free
installation, why isn't that a bug of its own?

(In reply to comment #1)
This is not a bug,

I disagree...

Possibly we could have no default and let the xdm init script pick one.

Any time GDM or KDM is added and XDM is set, either GDM/KDM should displace
XDM, or a question should be asked by YaST/zypper/rpm which to use. I find it
hard to believe any but the rarest of users of Gnome or KDE to prefer, or
expect, XDM to GDM/KDM.

if anything a missing feature. yast sets the display manager
on installation - and it looks xdm is the default in packaging.

How is any logic justified that results in KDM or GDM being set during install
time as a consequence of selecting an X environment based upon Gnome or KDE,
and the same not result when later adding a Gnome or KDE meta-package in
conjuction with the _initial_ addition of any X components?

Setting a
default in packages won't work as you can install gnome and kde in parallel
and
someone _has_ to decide what's the login manager.

Fine. Do like urpmi, and have the package manager pose a question instead of
leaving an inexplicable result.

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