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[Bug 1537616] Re: Unity greeter depends on defunct upstart - Unable to login.


Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

** Changed in: unity-greeter (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

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  Unity greeter depends on defunct upstart - Unable to login.

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Bug description:
  Unity greeter depends on upstart, ubuntu-desktop depends on unity-
  greeter, and unity depends on unity-greeter. Upstart causes all sorts
  of issues in a modern system that is running systemd, search the bug
  tracker for " Could not connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to
  socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused" Because of this
  dependency when I try and purge upstart to make my system actually
  login (.xsession-errors shows a call to upstart-udev-bridge which
  fails) I have to switch to a completely different desktop environment.
  Upstart is deprecated and should be removed from dependencies as fast
  as humanly possible so we can all forget that chapter in linux

  openConnection: connect: No such file or directory
  cannot connect to brltty at :0
  upstart: Failed to spawn upstart-udev-bridge main process: unable to execute: No such file or directory
  upstart: unity-gtk-module pre-start process (3892) terminated with status 127
  upstart: dbus pre-start process (3900) terminated with status 127

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
  Package: unity-greeter 15.10.1-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-25.30-generic 4.2.6
  Uname: Linux 4.2.0-25-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Jan 24 20:29:16 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-10 (260 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: unity-greeter
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-10-26 (90 days ago)

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