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[Bug 586503] Re: /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default file not run if automatic login is enabled


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  /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default file not run if automatic login is enabled

Status in gdm:
Status in gdm package in Ubuntu:
Status in gdm source package in Lucid:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gdm

  In Ubuntu 10.04 with gdm 2.30.0, the file /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default
  is not run if automatic login is enabled.

  This was tested on 2 very different configurations:

  - 2 desktops which were recently upgraded from Jaunty to Karmic then
  to Lucid;

  - 1 laptop with a fresh install of Lucid.

  Steps to reproduce the bug:

  1. Create a simple /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default file, for example with
  this content:


  echo "Test" > /tmp/aaa

  2. Logout from your session and log in again.

  Check for the existence of a /tmp/aaa file. It will exist.

  3. Delete the /tmp/aaa file. Enable automatic login to any existing
  account and reboot.

  Check for the existence of a /tmp/aaa file. This time it will NOT

  4. Disable the automatic login and reboot, then login into the same
  account as before.

  Check for the existence of a /tmp/aaa file. Now it will exist again.

  My conclusion is that the file /etc/gdm/PostLogin/Default is run
  during a manual login but ignored during an automatic login.

  I would expect the file to be run in both cases, as this happened for example with Jaunty.

  One more detail: I did a similar test with /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default
  and found it is NOT affected by this bug.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: gdm 2.30.0-0ubuntu5
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Thu May 27 21:04:56 2010
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
  SourcePackage: gdm
  Architecture: i386
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: gdm 2.30.2.is.2.30.0-0ubuntu1
  PackageArchitecture: i386
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.36-generic
  Tags: lucid
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686

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