[Mageia-dev] [changelog] cauldron core/release gdm-3.2.1-1.mga2

Jani Välimaa jani.valimaa at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 18:35:39 CEST 2011

2011/10/19 Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie>:
> 'Twas brillig, and Colin Guthrie at 19/10/11 13:45 did gyre and gimble:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Jani Välimaa at 19/10/11 10:38 did gyre and gimble:
>>> 2011/10/19 Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie>:
>>>> 'Twas brillig, and Mageia Team at 19/10/11 07:26 did gyre and gimble:
>>>>> Name        : gdm                          Relocations: (not relocatable)
>>>>> Version     : 3.2.1                             Vendor: Mageia.Org
>>>>> Release     : 1.mga2                        Build Date: Wed Oct 19 08:18:14 2011
>>>>> Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: ecosse
>>>>> Group       : Graphical desktop/GNOME       Source RPM: (none)
>>>>> Size        : 1702567                          License: GPLv2+
>>>>> Signature   : (none)
>>>>> Packager    : Mageia Team <http://www.mageia.org>
>>>>> URL         : http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/
>>>>> Summary     : The GNOME Display Manager
>>>>> Description :
>>>>> Gdm (the GNOME Display Manager) is a highly configurable
>>>>> reimplementation of xdm, the X Display Manager. Gdm allows you to log
>>>>> into your system with the X Window System running and supports running
>>>>> several different X sessions on your local machine at the same time.
>>>>> wally <wally> 3.2.1-1.mga2:
>>>>> + Revision: 156474
>>>>> - new version 3.2.1
>>>>> - create own subpackage for gir .typelib
>>>>> - clean .spec a bit
>>>> For packages that have a pretty high impact, you probably should test it
>>>> before updating.
>>>> In this case 3.2.1 introduces a new dconf system which totally breaks if
>>>> you don't do some %post stuff to update the actual data file.
>>>> These instructions were clearly documented and if you'd tested the
>>>> package even minimally, you'd have seen the problem and no doubt found
>>>> this commit quickly (I saw the problem, did a temporary fix), logged in,
>>>> looked in git and found the commit immediately and then fixed the spec
>>>> accordingly).
>>>> http://git.gnome.org/browse/gdm/commit/?h=gnome-3-2&id=25004e4d11bbd2e8a22d5bcf49f294e9f63d2ce5
>>>> So please in future, be considerate and test these packages before
>>>> pushing otherwise you'll get a lot of unhappy users who cannot log in!
>>> Sorry, my bad. I'll do more thorough testing next time. I did read
>>> NEWS and all, but didn't notice anything "abnormal" so I didn't test
>>> the pkg enough.
>>> Luckily you were awake and fixed package pretty fast. Thx for that.
>> Yeah I've asked Ray on IRC to add a bit more info about that change  (it
>> should have been in NEWS IMO)...
> Just for reference, I spoke to Ray a bit and it seems the whole
> mechanism is a bit rubbish (he says so himself) and will change soon, so
> we should keep our eyes open for the next release and any changes it brings.
> Discussion on the matter here:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662168

There's already new version available, but I'm not going to
touch (read: broke) it. (:

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