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Bug 895502 - x11-misc/sddm-0.18.1-r8: sddm-greeterrc not writable
Summary: x11-misc/sddm-0.18.1-r8: sddm-greeterrc not writable
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: LxQt maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-02-20 06:47 UTC by Tim Mohlmann
Modified: 2023-02-22 16:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Tim Mohlmann 2023-02-20 06:47:53 UTC
After a fresh installation of x11-misc/sddm, and starting it through systemd service file, there is a pop-up complaining "/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc" is not writable.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Fresh install of x11-misc/sddm (/var/lib/sddm must not already exist)
2. systemctl start sddm.service

Actual Results:  
Pop up with:

Configuration file "/var/lib/sddm/.config/sddm-greeterrc" not writable. Please contact your system administrator.

sddm continues to work fine after "OK" is pressed.

Expected Results:  
Regular startup of sddm without pop=up window.

ls /var/lib/sddm/.config -al
total 20
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 31 23:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 sddm sddm 4096 Jan 31 23:00 ..
-rw------- 1 sddm sddm 4299 Jan 31 23:00 kdeglobals
-rw------- 1 sddm sddm   21 Jan 31 23:00 plasmarc

The .config file is owned by root. As a solution/workaround I ran:

chmod -R sddm:sddm /var/lib/sddm

Probably there is an error of ownership in the ebauild?