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

Magnus Sandberg mem at datakon.se
Mon Oct 1 20:56:27 UTC 2012

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

> 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).

So if I stay tuned until Wheezy is released as stable, I can then install 
xfswitch-plugin without gdm3 dependency :-)

I know that there is a lot of development in Xfce and that Wheezy is in 
testing. I'm totally happy with your answer and I will stay tuned. The user 
switching is not a show stopper for me or my family, it just makes things 
easier. And at work I don't share desktop or laptop with others.

Thank you for your replies!

// Mem

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