[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#634640: xfce4-power-manager: xfce4-utils recommends xscreensaver which makes it the default

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Wed Jul 20 06:01:14 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-power-manager
Version: 1.0.10-4
Followup-For: Bug #634640

Thank you for pointing me to xflock4.  Unfortunately because xfce4-utils depends on xscreensaver | xlockmore | xlockmore-gl, the default for the power manager is to use xscreensaver, unless xlockmore or xlockmore-gl are chosen (which isn't much better).  Either the recommends should include the various 'simple' screen lockers, preferably with higher priority so that the semi-broken xscreensaver + power manager isn't the default state.

I know people want screensavers, but IMNHO shipping a broken config (which probably will be the case unless xscreensaver is modified to play nice with power manager, or xfce4-screensaver or something like gnome-screensaver is written) is worse than not having pretty graphics that actually do the opposite of what they're called (screensaver).

If you disagree, that's fine, but please at least add more screen lockers to the recommends.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (100, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.13-7      Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                    1.10.2-6    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.4.12-4    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.94-4      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0           2.23.5-1    GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.28.6-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                  2.24.4-3    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2. 0.5.0-2     sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.4.3-2   X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                     2:1.3.0-3   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0               4.8.0-2     widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                4.8.1-3     Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                4.8.0-3     Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxrandr2                   2:1.3.2-2   X11 RandR extension library
ii  upower                       0.9.12-1+b1 abstraction for power management
ii  xfce4-power-manager-data     1.0.10-4    power manager for Xfce desktop, ar

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager recommends:
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager suggests:
ii  udisks                        1.0.3-1    storage media interface
ii  xfce4-power-manager-plugins   1.0.10-4   power manager plugins for Xfce pan

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