Title use x-window-manager as default for ~/.xinitrc
Priority wish Status resolved
Superseder Nosy List mika
Assigned To mika Topics release-stopper

Created on 2009-08-04.22:01:30 by mika, last changed 2009-08-17.22:52:02 by mika.

msg2444 (view) Author: mika Date: 2009-08-17.22:52:01
We believe that your issue has been closed by the upload of
Version 0.9.21 of grml-live from Michael Prokop <>.
The explanation is attached below

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:33:48 +0200
Source: grml-live
Binary: grml-live grml-live-addons
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.9.21
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Michael Prokop <>
Changed-By: Michael Prokop <>
 grml-live  - build system for creating a Grml (based) Linux live system
 grml-live-addons - templates/boot/addons for grml-live
 grml-live (0.9.21) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Michael Prokop ]
   * New features:
     - Split the single /etc/apt/sources.list file into structured files
       in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/. We are using:
       - /etc/apt/sources.list.d/grml.list for all grml related repositories
       - /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list for official Debian repositories
       [Closes: issue349]
     - Provide information about grml-live version and Debian/suite
       through /etc/grml_live_version in the generated ISO. [Closes: issue637]
     - New graphical boot menu. Can be disabled via ISOLINUX_METHOD=console.
     - New configuration variables DISTRI_NAME and DISTRI_INFO which should allow
       easier rebranding of grml-live based distributions.
     - Support installation of local files (not being part of any Debian package)
       through $CHROOT_INSTALL.
     - Display path of FAI logs during execution of grml-live.
     - Replace all references to with,
       see for details.
       Thanks for the idea, Marc Haber!
   * Bug fixes and improvements:
     - When adjusting postfix configuration: make sure to execute newaliases
       command after adjusting configuration, otherwise the old hostname
       will be left inside /etc/aliases.db.
     - grml_cleanup_chroot: get rid of /etc/lvm/cache/.cache and
       /etc/lvm/backup/main as well.
     - grml_cleanup_chroot: drop the /usr/include/linux checks.
     - 90-update-alternatives: use wm-ng as default x-window-manager.
       [Closes: issue716]
     - Check for existence of $target/etc/apt/important_note.txt before
       operating on it.
     - buildd: drop GRML_LIVE_ARCH but instead use default architecture
       if not specified.
     - Set UTC=no by default. See for
       details. Credits to Ulrich Zehl for debugging. [Closes: issue708]
     - Improve check for architecture which should be build: if not specified
       assume a safe default and check this one.
     - Unify variable default checks, always assume sane defaults.
     - Always run $SUITE checks, so grml-live repository is used also
       if suite isn't manually specified.
     - Detect existence of stage 'boot' using boot/isolinux so grml-live
       executed with options '-q -B' and empty boot/isolinux works as well.
     - Introduce $NO_WINDOWS_BINARIES which replaces $WINDOWS_BINARIES so
       we can improve sanity checks and easify configuration.
     - Integrate memtest86+ binary so we don't ship old versions from
       the build host. [Closes: issue717]
     - Check whether rebuild of ISO is needed even though the ISO exists already.
       [Closes: issue719]
   * Debian packaging related changes:
     - Bump to Standard-Version 3.8.3 (no further changes).
     - Improve long description.
     - Update copyright file (make lintian happy).
     - Register grml-live html docs using doc-base.
   * Documentation:
     - grml-cheatcodes: document bootoption 'nostartx'.
     - Apply patch from Marc Haber (thanks!) for new grml cheatcodes
       (new DCS directory feature).
   * Software related changes:
     - Add git-email to GRML_FULL (thanks to Joerg Woelke for mentioning).
     - Add aesfix, aeskeyfind, bios-memimage, chaosreader, ext3grep, fatback,
       myrescue, pipebench, safecopy, shed and xmount to GRML_FORENSIC. The
       packages are either already available or should be available soon.
     - Add scsitools to GRML_MEDIUM.
     - Drop bar from GRML_FULL (no release since 2007, consider using
       for example cpipe instead).
     - Drop grml-saveconfig as it is replaced with recent versions
       of grml-autoconfig.
     - Drop hydra from GRML_FULL (the license is not a clean GPL one).
     - Drop icedax from GRML_FULL (we have schilyutils available).
   [ Thorsten Glaser ]
   * Update MirOS bsd4grml to 20090812 and sync menu.lst, grub.cfg,
     isolinux.cfg, syslinux.cfg with each other; provide a fallback
     way to boot MirOS bsd4grml from both GRUB versions using modules.
   * Fix going back to GNU GRUB from via alternative boot method;
     while here, add the grml release info to the appropriate file.
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msg2418 (view) Author: mika Date: 2009-08-10.14:16:02
We believe that your issue has been closed by the upload of
Version 0.4.6 of grml-x from Michael Prokop <>.
The explanation is attached below

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:04:02 +0200
Source: grml-x
Binary: grml-x
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.4.6
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Michael Prokop <>
Changed-By: Michael Prokop <>
 grml-x     - wrapper for startx for running X Window System
 grml-x (0.4.6) unstable; urgency=low
   * Add x-window-manager to zsh completion. [Closes: issue716]
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msg2397 (view) Author: mika Date: 2009-08-05.02:31:44
Michael Prokop <> has uploaded a package that may fix your bug.
Please test the package and inform the maintainer whether
version 1.1.19 of grml-etc works as intended or not.

Thank you

The changelog is attached below

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:16:22 +0200
Source: grml-etc
Binary: grml-etc
Architecture: source all
Version: 1.1.19
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Michael Prokop <>
Changed-By: Michael Prokop <>
 grml-etc   - ecetera files for the grml system
 grml-etc (1.1.19) unstable; urgency=low
   * Use x-window-manager as default window manager in xinitrc.
     Thanks to Michael Whapples for the idea. [Testing: issue716]
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msg2378 (view) Author: mika Date: 2009-08-04.22:01:27
Suggested by Michael Whapples.

Note1: integrate configuration of x-window-manager update-alternative in grml-
live as well.

Note2: make sure that zsh's grml-x completion (/usr/share/grml/zsh/completion/
grml/_grml-x) supports x-window-manager as well.
Date User Action Args
2009-08-17 22:52:02mikasetmessages: + msg2444
2009-08-10 14:16:07mikasetstatus: testing -> resolved
messages: + msg2418
2009-08-05 02:31:45mikasetstatus: unread -> testing
messages: + msg2397
2009-08-04 22:01:30mikacreate