Bug#251490: gdm: `gdmconfig' does not start

Norbert Schulz Norbert Schulz <rotfeder@gmx.de>, 251490@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 28 May 2004 20:51:07 +0200

Package: gdm
Severity: normal

`gdmconfig' does not start, because of the following message:

~# gdmconfig 

Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by C library

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: 

This happens when the package locales is not installed. The package
locales can not be installed, see the following information given by

~# apt-get install locales
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
  locales: Depends: glibc-2.2.5-11.5
E: Sorry, broken packages

-- System Information
Debian Release: 1.0.2
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux morli 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i586
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.47.2           w-: Add and remove users and group
ii  debconf                w-: Debian configuration managemen
ii  dpkg                    1.10.15-2        ub: Package maintenance system for
ii  gdk-imlib1              1.9.14-2         Gdk-Imlib is an imaging library fo
ii  libart2               The Gnome canvas widget - runtime 
ii  libaudiofile0           0.2.3-4          The Audiofile Library
ii  libc6                   2.2.5-11.5.3     ws: GNU C Library: Shared librarie
ii  libdb3                  3.2.9-16.2       ws: Berkeley v3 Database Libraries
ii  libesd0                 0.2.23-3         Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2          0.17.0-2woody1   The GdkPixBuf library.
ii  libglade-gnome0         1:0.17-2.2       Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglade0               1:0.17-2.2       Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib1.2              1.2.10-4         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome32            The Gnome libraries
ii  libgnomesupport0        The Gnome libraries (Support libra
ii  libgnomeui32          The Gnome libraries (User Interfac
ii  libgtk1.2               1.2.10-11        The GIMP Toolkit set of widgets fo
ii  libjpeg62               6b-5             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libpam-modules          0.72-35.2        ws: Pluggable Authentication Modul
ii  libpam0g                0.72-35.2        ws: Pluggable Authentication Modul
ii  libpng2                 1.0.12-3.woody.5 PNG library - runtime
ii  libtiff3g               3.5.5-6          Tag Image File Format library
ii  libungif4g              4.1.0b1-2        shared library for GIF images (run
ii  libwrap0                7.6-9.2          wb: Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers l
ii  libxml1                 1:1.8.17-2woody1 GNOME XML library
ii  scrollkeeper            0.3.6-3.1        A free electronic cataloging syste
ii  xlibs                   4.1.0-16woody3   X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                  1:1.1.4-14.2     us: compression library - runtime