[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#760940: Bug#760940: Bug#760940: Bug#760940: Bug#760940: xfce4-session: No shutdown / reboot with SLiM anymore

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Sep 11 15:46:11 UTC 2014

On jeu., 2014-09-11 at 14:08 +0200, Christopher Schramm wrote:
> > Xfce handles permissions through
> > PolicyKit, which needs libpam-systemd, which in turns requires either
> > systemd-sysv or systemd-shim.
> I do have libpam-systemd, but neither systemd-sysv nor systemd-shim.

Then upgrade? libpam-systemd 208-8 (currently in jessie) does depend on
systemd-sysv | systemd-shim.
> Obviously none of them was needed for xfce4-session << 4.10.1-7 (dpkg
> does not now them, so they were never installed) and they are also not
> required by the libpam-systemd package.

That's unrelated to xfce4-session actually, but comes from policykit
(which changed from consolekit backend to logind).
> I think the xfce4-session dependencies should be changed in the
> following way then:
> Currently it depends on libpolkit-gobject-1-0 and recommends
> libpam-systemd, systemd-shim | systemd-sysv.
> Since libpolkit-gobject-1-0 depends on policykit-1 and policykit-1
> depends on libpam-system, the first recommendation is useless since it
> will be installed anyway. If systemd-shim or systemd-sysv are required,
> they should be a dependency not a recommendation.

They're not  required, Xfce does work just fine without, but permissions
are then not handled transparently.
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