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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Oct 1 20:48:21 UTC 2012

On lun., 2012-10-01 at 22:46 +0200, Magnus Sandberg wrote:
> 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 
> switchging.
> So if I understand you correctly, lightdm (or some other display manager) 
> has to have the user switching functionallity to get rid of GDM? 

No. There's a gross hack in lightdm upstream to provide the relevant
script, but it's not enabled in Debian package (exactly because it's a
gross hack).

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