Re: Is gnome built on top of twm?
On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Claudius Hubig <email@example.com> wrote:
> Foss User <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Please see the following output I generated from Squeeze.
>>$ aptitude why twm
>>i gnome Depends gnome-desktop-environment (= 1:2.24.3~2)
>>i A gnome-desktop-environment Depends gdm (>= 2.20.9)
>>i A gdm Depends gnome-session |
>>x-session-manager | x-window-manager | x-terminal-emulator
>>i twm Provides x-window-manager
>>1. It shows that twm was installed because gdm needs a window manager
>>and twm is one such window manager. Does it mean that gnome is
>>dependent on twm?
>>2. Is it possible to run gnome with some other window manager?
>>3. I am unable to see any twm process in the ps listing. Why?
>>4. Can someone share the equivalent 'aptitude why' output from a
>>system running KDE?
> Judging from the output of my system, I think "aptitude why" merely
> prints out reason why a package *could* be installed. Check with
> "dpkg -l | grep twm" if twm actually is installed. The above works
> well also with metacity, sawfish or whatever else (see: aptitude show
> This would also explain why you're not seeing any twm running -
> simply because it ain't installed :).
$ dpkg -l | grep twm
ii twm 1:1.0.4-2
Tab window manager