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[Bug 1540933] Re: /var/lib/lightdm not created by default
Hi. Yes, now the apt-get purge lightdm command does not remove the
lightdm folder. But since I had this bug days ago, I had to recreate it
manually and the people already affected need to recreate it manually,
even if this will be last time. So the new update does not create it if
the user exists but the folder no. Sorry for my bad english hope you
understand, just to let you know, thank you anyway.
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/var/lib/lightdm not created by default
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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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