Bug#916247: upgrade 239.1+20181115-1 -> 239.3-1+patch still has problems with mplayer in currently running session

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Fri Dec 14 00:57:51 GMT 2018

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 02:20:01PM +0000, Mark Hindley wrote:
> This is a different issue. I am discussing solutions with upstream. 
> See https://github.com/elogind/elogind/issues/104


Could you try this patch please? It works for me.

commit db6a15aa2b3a575a63bf567915e96575db938c84
Author: Mark Hindley <mark at hindley.org.uk>
Date:   Fri Dec 14 00:45:35 2018 +0000

    Work around for #916247
    When restarting use SIGKILL so that existing sessions and seats are preserved.

diff --git a/debian/elogind.init b/debian/elogind.init
index 6ebab7bc8..4f317f480 100644
--- a/debian/elogind.init
+++ b/debian/elogind.init
@@ -53,7 +53,8 @@ case "$1" in
     log_daemon_msg "Restarting session management daemon" "elogind" || true
-    start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --retry 30 --pidfile $ELOGIND_PID
+    # Use SIGKILL so that existing seats and sessions are not cleared
+    start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --signal KILL --retry 30 --pidfile $ELOGIND_PID
     if start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --oknodo --pidfile $ELOGIND_PID --exec $ELOGIND -- $ELOGIND_OPTS; then
         log_end_msg 0 || true

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