Comment 17 for bug 799754

Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Lightdm 0.9.2 uploaded in oneiric today has added support for what Martin described. Thanks, that's appreciated. :)

> - Config changes:
> [...]
> - The default user session is now "default". Distributions should put a
> symlink to their chosen default or set one in lightdm.conf.
> [...]
> * debian/lightdm.conf:
> - Removed, no longer needs configuration

Now, if I try to sum up, derivatives will want to use alternatives for:
- /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
- /usr/share/xsessions/default.desktop

I don't think it will work very well if a package ships these files directly instead of using update-alternatives, but if everyone agrees, it shouldn't happen...

Unfortunately, this upload introduced new issues:
- /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf is not shipped anymore by lightdm, but apparently hasn't been cleaned on upgrades with rm_conffile, so it's still here for existing oneiric systems...
- a new conffile has been introduced /etc/lightdm/users.conf. Hopefully we won't need to change it per derivative? Otherwise we're back to the same issue, again...