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Bug#680519: please do depend on gdm3 for lxde-desktop

On Sat, Jul 07, 2012 at 06:53:13PM +0200, Daniel Baumann wrote:
> Touko Korpela <touko.korpela@iki.fi> wrote:
> > Isn't it too big?
> for the live images, we've always been using gdm/gdm3 in lxde-desktop,
> for the installer (via tasksel), up to squeeze, gdm was used too.
> i don't think it's to big.
> having lxdm at some later point though, is nice, and i wouldn't mind the
> size decrease it bringts, however, until then the size difference
> doesn't matter much.
> otoh, choosing xdm is a no-go anyway, it doesn't support autologin
> (which is essential for live systems) and i don't think that the the
> installer (via tasksel) should use anything different than what we do
> with the live systems.
> > Shouldn't it use lightdm by default like Xfce does?
> lightdm is relatively buggy, does not reasonably support autologin yet,
> and doesn't bring any advantages over gdm3. gdm3 is even smaller in
> footprint size than gdm in squeeze, hence, using gdm3 in wheezy rather
> than gdm in squeeze is already an improvement.

New lightdm (1.2.2-3) says to support autologin, but I haven't tested that.
If you make this change, does it make Xfce+lxde CD-images try to pull Gnome
depends in and make too tight to fit all?

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