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[opensuse-factory] Cutting GDM dependencies
  • From: Guido Berhoerster <>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 10:57:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <20100524085751.GA7577@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

we've recently encountered some problems with the LXDM login
manager and it has turned out that the codebase is not really
mature yet and suffers from some IMO rather fundamental quality
problems which need to be addressed upstream (see. eg
bnc#584573). It would therefore be desirable to have GDM as a
fallback for users who encounter problems with LXDM or even to
possibly switch to it as the default login manager for the 11.3
release. The problem is that GDM currently depends on most of
the Gnome desktop through its dependency on gnome-panel and
gnome-session. The indirect dependencies could be drastically
reduced by putting the libgnome-panel-2 library and the core
runtime files of gnome session in separate subpackages of
gnome-panel and gnome-session and by making gdm depend on these
subpackages only.
It is pretty late, but would it be possible to reorganize the
three packages like this?
Experimental versions of the three packages can be found in

Guido Berhoerster
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