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[Bug 1540933] Re: /var/lib/lightdm not created by default
Hello Luca, or anyone else affected,
Accepted lightdm into wily-proposed. The package will build now and be
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm/1.16.7-0ubuntu2 in a few
hours, and then in the -proposed repository.
Please help us by testing this new package. See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update
out to other Ubuntu users.
If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help
us make a better decision.
Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in
** Tags added: verification-needed
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/var/lib/lightdm not created by default
Status in lightdm package in Ubuntu:
Status in lightdm source package in Wily:
Status in lightdm source package in Xenial:
After apt-get purge lightdm the /var/lib/lightdm folder is deleted and then never recreated reinstalling the lightdm package. The folder is necessary due to the create of the .Xauthority file.
1. $ sudo apt-get purge lightdm
2. $ sudo apt-get install lightdm
Lightdm can't start. Manually creating /var/lib/lightdm and chown lightdm:lightdm makes it work.
Low. The change is to not remove /var/lib/lightdm on package removal. This directory should only be removed when the user is removed.
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