Bug#775608: shutdown-at-night: fails to shut down the system if gdm3 is used

Wolfgang Schweer wschweer at arcor.de
Mon Jan 19 17:34:25 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 09:37:51AM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> [Wolfgang Schweer]
> > The gdm3 greeter seems to be a special gnome-session running as a user
> > with name '(unknown)'. shutdown-at-night uses 'who' to decide if users
> > are still active but doesn't recognize this very case.
> Gah, I really wish gdm would make up its mind on how to handle utmp and
> wtmp.
> > The patch has been tested and commited to git.
> >
> > (wheezy is affected as well, version: 0.10+deb7u2)
> Look good to me.  Should we try to get it into Jessie?

Yes. And it would be good to get it into wheezy-updates as well. 
Actually, the error was noticed on a wheezy workstation.

> I can't upload at the moment, so I hope someone can step up. :)


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