Backport fix for broken XDMCP login to Lucid

Bug #697112 reported by Alkis Georgopoulos on 2011-01-04
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

XDMCP logins work the first time in Lucid, but not the second time due to an uninitialized structure.
The relevant 2-line patch in has been accepted upstream and is included in Maverick+.
Please backport it to lucid-updates.

If anyone needs this before it's backported, I've uploaded a fixed .deb in my ppa:

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your work, maybe you could add a debdiff to the bug and subscribe ubuntu-sponsors?

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Lucid):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

Thank you Sebastien, attaching a .debdiff and subscribing ubuntu-sponsors.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, I've sponsored your update, it will take some weeks to be reviewed though since lucid is frozen at the moment for the coming point update

Accepted gdm into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Alkis Georgopoulos (alkisg) wrote :

Runs fine on my i386 Lucid:

$ dpkg-query -W gdm

Connected via XDMCP about 10 times in a row with no problems.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gdm -

gdm ( lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * Initialize length for XdmcpFill, fixes XDMCP logins (LP: #697112)
 -- Alkis Georgopoulos <email address hidden> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 02:02:24 +0200

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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