Fedora Core 1 Test Update: gdm-
Posted on: 02/05/2004 05:42 AM

Fedora Core 1 Test Update Notification

Name : gdm
Version :
Release : 1.2
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.

Update Information:

This is a bug fix update that resolves these three issues:

Bugzilla #110315 - GDM fails counting of XDMCP maximum sessions

This resolves the issue where XDMCP sessions would fail with
"Maximum number of open XDMCP sessions reached" due to problems with the MaxSession counter. This issue has been problematic especially for the K12LTSP community. K12LTSP expert administrators are thus encouraged to thoroughly test this update in production and report findings to the Bugzilla Tracking

Report below.

Bugzilla #113154 - GDM file descriptor leak
Also fixed by the same patch.

Bugzilla #113995 - GDM Japanese translations missing
Patch contributed by Jens Petersen.

Upgrade Note:
Due to past file format changes, gdm moves your existing gdm.conf and possibly other gdm configuration files to .rpmsave and replaces it with a pristine copy. Normal single desktop users probably do not need to worry about this, but this can be problematic for LTSP or VNC remote desktop users. It is recommended that these users review changes between the .rpmsave and pristine config file, and reconfigure. The 'gdmsetup' GUI config tool found in System Settings -> Login Screen may be useful in configuration of gdm.


Please discuss this test update on k12osn and fedora-test-list. Report definite findings to this above Test Update Tracking report. If no regressions are confirmed by February 16th, 2004 then this update should become final.

* Wed Feb 04 2004 Warren Togami (wtogami redhat com) 1:
- renamed for FC1 update

* Tue Feb 03 2004 Warren Togami (wtogami redhat com) 1:
- add two lines to match upstream CVS to xdmcp_sessions.patch
Fully resolves #110315 and #113154

* Sun Feb 01 2004 Warren Togami (wtogami redhat com) 1:
- patch30 xdmcp_session counter fix from gdm- #110315
- automake14 really needed, not automake
- BR libcroco-devel, libcroco-devel, libattr-devel, gettext
- conditionally BR libselinux-devel
- explicit epoch in all deps
- make the ja.po time format change with a sed expression rather than
overwriting the whole file (Petersen #113995)

This update can be downloaded from:


61f2777a2984d1e6654a5016cd618d10 SRPMS/gdm-
5bfc22d7aa5765240a474f4f35c1d3a1 i386/gdm-
57bcd986204d950b86c7865ee9e452b8 i386/debug/gdm-debuginfo-

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command. You may need to edit your up2date channels configuration. Within /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources enable the following line:
yum updates-testing http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-1

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