[xubuntu-users] Alternative display managers that work with 14.10

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Fri Dec 5 17:27:48 UTC 2014

On Fri, Dec 05, 2014 at 06:17:49PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:07:51 +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> >     gdm - works but brings in loads of dependencies like Evolution
> >             which I'd rather not have
> I don't thinks so.
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/gdm
> I didn't check the dependencies of the dependencies, but I suspect non
> of the hard dependencies adds Evolution. Likely an optional
> dependency ("recommended"/"suggested" dependencies) of a
> dependency does.
Take a look at this:-

    root at x201:~# apt-get install gdm
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      apg cheese-common cracklib-runtime cups-pk-helper dconf-cli
      evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-online-accounts folks-common
      geoclue geoclue-ubuntu-geoip gir1.2-accountsservice-1.0 gir1.2-caribou-1.0
      gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-gck-1
      gir1.2-gcr-3 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-gdm-1.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
      gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gir1.2-ibus-1.0
      gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0
      gir1.2-polkit-1.0 gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12 gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2
      gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0 gir1.2-xkl-1.0 gjs gkbd-capplet gnome-bluetooth
      gnome-contacts gnome-control-center gnome-control-center-data
      gnome-control-center-shared-data gnome-desktop3-data gnome-session
      gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common gnome-settings-daemon
      gnome-settings-daemon-schemas gnome-shell gnome-shell-common
      gnome-user-share gstreamer1.0-clutter hwdata ibus ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3
      indicator-bluetooth indicator-datetime indicator-keyboard libaccounts-glib0
      libcanberra-pulse libcaribou-common libcaribou0 libcheese-gtk23 libcheese7
      libclutter-gst-2.0-0 libcrack2 libebackend-1.2-7 libebook-1.2-14
      libecal-1.2-16 libedata-book-1.2-20 libedata-cal-1.2-23 libfolks-eds25
      libfolks-telepathy25 libfolks25 libgdata-common libgdata13 libgdm1
      libgee-0.8-2 libgee2 libgjs0e libgnome-control-center1 libgnome-desktop-3-7
      libgnomekbd-common libgnomekbd8 libgoa-1.0-0b libgoa-1.0-common
      libgoa-backend-1.0-1 libgweather-3-6 libgweather-common libibus-1.0-5
      libmission-control-plugins0 libmozjs-24-0 libmutter0c liboauth0
      libpwquality-common libpwquality1 librest-0.7-0 libsignon-glib1
      libsystemd-journal0 libtelepathy-logger3 libtimezonemap1
      libunity-control-center1 libwacom-common libwacom2 libxcb-icccm4
      libxcb-image0 libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-xf86dri0 libxcb-xv0 libzeitgeist-2.0-0
      mousetweaks mutter-common obexd-client python-zeitgeist session-migration
      telepathy-mission-control-5 ubuntu-system-service unity-control-center
      unity-settings-daemon xserver-xephyr zeitgeist zeitgeist-core
    Suggested packages:
      evolution evolution-data-server-dbg gnome-orca gnome-screensaver
      xscreensaver libcanberra-gtk-module apache2.2-bin libapache2-mod-dnssd
      ibus-clutter ibus-doc ibus-qt4 click telepathy-haze

OK, evolution itself is in the 'Suggested' list but the above still
seems a bit excessive for installing just a Display Manager!

Chris Green

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