16.04 casper 15_autologin file contains obsolete lightdm configuration

Bug #1553592 reported by fossfreedom
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
accountsservice (Ubuntu)
casper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


the lightdm section of the file contains a lightdm configuration that is incorrect for 15.10 and later

for example it writes out /root/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

according to the lightdm wiki this should be /root/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/xyz.conf

Additionally using [SeatDefaults] is wrong. Again according the wiki [SeatDefaults] is obsolete and should be [Seat:*]

Think this is probably why manual live CD creators and those who use Pinguy ISO Builder cannot create a lightdm autologin live CD

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: lightdm 1.17.5-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-9.24-generic 4.4.3
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-9-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Budgie:GNOME
Date: Sat Mar 5 21:07:13 2016
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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fossfreedom (fossfreedom) wrote :
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Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

While this configuration is old, it will continue to work. However, if this file is changed then accountsservice should also be updated to look in the new location.

I did look at this a while ago and decided it was too much to fix (and I'm not confident enough in this area) when I changed the configuration file conventions. It should be updated however.

It should be fixed at some point though.

affects: lightdm (Ubuntu) → casper (Ubuntu)
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in accountsservice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: rls-z-incoming
tags: added: rls-aa-incoming
removed: rls-z-incoming
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

Taking off the incoming list. It's a low-priority bug that we should fix, but it seems like it isn't urgent for the AA release.

tags: removed: rls-aa-incoming
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