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bug#35484: GDM failing to start stumpwm after merge

From: Timothy Sample
Subject: bug#35484: GDM failing to start stumpwm after merge
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 23:20:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Brett,

Brett Gilio <address@hidden> writes:

> Timothy Sample writes:
>> Hi Brett,
>> [...]
>> I can think of two options for a fix before 1.0 (which is supposed to be
>> tomorrow!).  The cute one is to just rename “Fail” to “~Fail”, on the
>> expectation that this will come after most other names when sorted.  The
>> ugly one is to patch GDM to exclude the placeholder file when looking
>> for “.desktop” files, and then to select it instead of raising an error
>> when it can’t find anything.
>> My preference is for the ugly one, because the cute one feels like
>> putting a silly hack on top of silly hack – it’s just a bit too much.
>> I’ve attached a patch.  Thoughts?  (If I don’t hear anything, I will
>> push it – it’s important that this works for 1.0).
>> In the future, we should find a way to make GDM errors less
>> catastrophic, but I doubt we could do that in a day (I certainly
>> couldn’t)!
>>> Thank you for looking into this Tim! I have gone back to SLiM for the
>>> time being until it is fixed :).
>>> If anybody else is having this issue, going back to SLiM is really
>>> easy, check out my commit for reference.
>>> https://github.com/brettgilio/guix-system/commit/64d389db13c2f78ee5c58af28c1639b098113c93
>> Thanks for providing this.  Hopefully it helps anybody else having
>> problems.
>> -- Tim
> I think the uglier version is more generic and less likely to cause
> future errors. But, it is a matter of time. The uglier one is likely
> going to be more terse.
> Do you need any help on my end?

No, but thank you for offering and thanks for catching my mistake before
we released 1.0.  :)

I pushed e8c6e771c199c02b748eb66d3a03c46d2a32ca29 to master, which
should fix this.  Hence, I’m closing the bug.

-- Tim

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