no effect with custom DisplayManager*cpp

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Thu Jan 28 08:53:42 PST 2016

On 01/28/16 05:49 AM, john smith wrote:
> After playing around with custom toolchain and renaming /usr/bin/cpp
> to /usr/bin/cpp.bak I noticed that xdm looks different.  I tried to
> set a path to an old cpp in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config like this but it
> doesn't work:
> DisplayManager*cpp: /usr/bin/cpp.bakkk
> By `doesn't work' I mean that xdm still looks different than it used
> to be before renaming cpp. Is DisplayManager*cpp option still
> supported?

No - I'm surprised to see it's listed in the man page, because there's
no code in the program for it, and I don't remember there ever being
code for it.

Looking in our current git history, it's not been supported since
X.Org took the code from X11R6.6 & XFree86 4.4 in 2005, and in the
ancient X Consortium history I finally found the code for it being
removed back in 1991:

I guess they missed the man page update then.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at
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