[Pkg-xfce-devel] Why does xfswitch-plugin depend on so many (Gnome) packages?

Magnus Sandberg mem at datakon.se
Mon Oct 1 20:46:56 UTC 2012

Hi Yves-Alexis,

Thanks for you quick responce.

My old machine is running Squeeze with Gnome. I thought/hoped that the user 
switcher only brought up the login screen, not that GDM did the actual 

So if I understand you correctly, lightdm (or some other display manager) 
has to have the user switching functionallity to get rid of GDM?


// Mem

 ----- On 1st of October 2012, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote; -----

Subject: Re: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Why does xfswitch-plugin depend on so many
    (Gnome) packages?
From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 22:36:35 +0200
To: Magnus Sandberg <mem at datakon.se>
Cc: pkg-xfce-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org

On lun., 2012-10-01 at 22:33 +0200, Magnus Sandberg wrote:
> I can provide the complete list of installed packages, if needed. But I 
> think this should be enough to rethink the dependencies. 

The only thing really needed was to check xfswitch-plugin dependencies.
What you're looking for is gdm3, which is the only thing providing user


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