Package Details: lightdm-webkit-greeter 2.0.0-1

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Package Base: lightdm-webkit-greeter
Description: A lightweight display manager
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Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Submitter: None
Maintainer: disastro
Last Packager: disastro
Votes: 124
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-06-16 18:26
Last Updated: 2016-01-27 20:54

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frail commented on 2017-07-01 19:03

@Darkhogg: I don't think it's upstream as it's only just begun with this issue when I was reinstalling this build. I've installed this several times since January of last year. Did something else update that needs the PKGBUILD to compensate for here?

Darkhogg commented on 2017-03-20 12:50

This fails while building with:

lightdm-webkit-greeter.c: In function ‘authenticate_cb’:
lightdm-webkit-greeter.c:541:3: error: too few arguments to function ‘lightdm_greeter_authenticate’
lightdm_greeter_authenticate (GREETER, name);

and a few other like that. The bzr version does the same, I'm guessing it's an upstream problem, and actually looks like it's a lightdm version problem...

lesebas commented on 2016-11-18 13:56

Hello disatro

Here is a post for more details about debug :

disastro commented on 2016-11-18 10:58

Hi lesebas!
I'm currently using sddm myself so I can't immediately confirm or deny your report :) I can see though that lightdm already has an optional dependency for accountsservice for "Enhanced user accounts handling". Nevertheless, I will look into this in the next few days!

lesebas commented on 2016-11-18 09:22


The webkit theme doesn't work without accountservice (I can see the background but not the users : name, face...). I suggest to add accountservice in the dependencies (at least optional for webkit theme).

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-28 01:04

Hey @disastro, thanks bro!

Everything is running smoothly again, at last!

But, sorry for you, everything I said and what others reported was true.
First, I do use lightdm-webkit-theme-archlinux on top of this, I'm not using the variant available from AUR, I'm using a newer variant from:


Besides this, as I said, and as other users have reported, I did test
it with the default webkit theme and its behavior was the same! Many
users have reported that for several kinds of themes, so:

- it was not working for many themes.
- it was flagged as out of date because of the version 2 release.
- there were no status about going to try a fix regarding the many complains.

Now, after the 2.0.0 update, all is working again.


disastro commented on 2016-01-27 20:53

2.0.0 seems to have been made backwards compatible with old function names.

Unless it's some other error than the password field of course.

disastro commented on 2016-01-27 20:30

Unflagging. This package works, webkit and simple themes work. Other themes probably need an update.

lightdm-webkit-theme-archlinux doesn't even depend on this but lightdm-webkit2-greeter

There is a reason why you should check what you update especially from AUR.
Anybody is more than welcome to send logs, I am still following and troubleshooting this issue in between my university studies and other personal life even though pepper_chico is steaming on orphaning this. The package works and is maintained!

EDIT: I'll push 2.0.0, didn't actually check instantly since I thought it was flagged just because it is "broken"
EDIT2: Reference for themes needing update, themes I've seen break over this commit, so report them to themes upstream not to me
EDIT3: Unless it's something else I've seen yet in case, logs or try and debug yourself.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-25 22:14

Since this package is being required by several other theme packages, and given that its current state can only bring frustration to any user, and since there isn't any status about any fix or effort in that direction, I suggest it to be orphaned.

pepper_chico commented on 2016-01-17 21:16

check the greeter logs. I've found the issue from there, any theme is getting javascript null object access issues with the password input widget.