Question about Xubuntu 12.04.x package xfce-session (4.8.3-0ubuntu2) and its gconf-dependency

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at
Sun Mar 30 18:26:16 UTC 2014

Somewhere along the way from 12.04 to 14.04, it looks like this design
question was addressed.  Would you consider upgrading to 14.04 instead? 
If you prefer operating with an official release (E.g. production
machine), 14.04 will be official very soon (April).

FYI, the dependencies reported by apt-cache of version 4.10.1-3ubuntu5
of xfce4-session are as follows:

  Depends: libatk1.0-0
  Depends: libc6
  Depends: libcairo2
  Depends: libdbus-1-3
  Depends: libdbus-glib-1-2
  Depends: libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
  Depends: libglib2.0-0
  Depends: libgtk2.0-0
  Depends: libice6
  Depends: libpango-1.0-0
  Depends: libpolkit-gobject-1-0
  Depends: libsm6
  Depends: libwnck22
  Depends: libx11-6
  Depends: libxfce4ui-1-0
  Depends: libxfce4util6
  Depends: libxfconf-0-2
  Depends: xfce4-settings
  Depends: xfconf


On 03/30/2014 09:18 AM, Erik Lange wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've got a question about the package 'xfce-session' (4.8.3-0ubuntu2)
> in Xubuntu 12.04.x.
> I always have not liked the gconf-dependency because only
> 'xfce4-session' depends on it in my system and pulls a lot
> (alltogether 5) additional (useless) gconf-packages.
> The Debian 7.x version of 'xfce-session' (4.8.3-3) in comparison does
> not need the gconf-packages without loss of functionality, I presume.
> So I would like to ask you to remove the gconf-dependency from
> 'xfce-session' – if possible.
> Thank you for the great Xubuntu 12.04-release.
> Regards
> Erik

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