[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#690435: xfce4-utils: tighten dependencies for locking

D Haley mycae at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 14 11:39:31 UTC 2012

Package: xfce4-utils
Version: 4.8.3-2
Severity: minor

Having done a fresh testing install of xfce, I installed xfce4-utils (i think via synaptic). Xscreensaver is not installed as it is only recommends, not requires, xflock4 does not work.

sh -x xflock4
+ pgrep xscreensaver
+ pgrep -f gnome-screensaver
++ which slock
+ test x '!=' x
+ xlock
/usr/bin/xflock4: Zeile 29: xlock: Kommando nicht gefunden.
+ exit 0

Additionally, there is no xlock to be found via apt-file ? So it should not be being used as a fallback (bug 544857)? 

$ apt-file find xlock | grep bin
fvwm: /usr/bin/fvwm-menu-xlock
hylafax-server: /usr/sbin/faxlock
lxsession: /usr/bin/lxlock

I think it might be a good idea to require (Xscreensaver | gnome-screensaver ) rather than recommend, that way locking functionality works out of the box, rather than the user having to dig into a terminal to determine that xlock doesn't work, or even exist, and then having to read the shell script (or use tracing) to see that xscreensaver/gnome-screensaver is an option.

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

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-utils depends on:
ii  dpkg                          1.16.8     Debian package management system
ii  exo-utils                     0.3.107-1  Utility files for libexo
ii  libc6                         2.13-35    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.6.8-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.100-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.32.3-1   GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.24.10-2  GTK+ graphical user interface libr
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                4.8.1-1    widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.6.2-1    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  procps                        1:3.3.3-2  /proc file system utilities
ii  x11-xserver-utils             7.7~3      X server utilities
ii  xfce4-terminal [x-terminal-em 0.4.8-1+b1 Xfce terminal emulator
ii  xinit                         1.3.2-1    X server initialisation tool
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emulator]   261-1      X terminal emulator

Versions of packages xfce4-utils recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.6.8-1    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  thunar                        1.2.3-4+b1 File Manager for Xfce
pn  xdg-user-dirs                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.8.6-4    panel for Xfce4 desktop environmen
ii  xfwm4                         4.8.3-2    window manager of the Xfce project
pn  xinput                        <none>     (no description available)
pn  xscreensaver | xlockmore | xl <none>     (no description available)

Versions of packages xfce4-utils suggests:
ii  xfce4-session                 4.8.3-2+b1 Xfce4 Session Manager

-- no debconf information

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