Re: fvwm95 gratuitously reconfigures system
'Kenneth MacDonald wrote:'
>Chris Fearnley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Does xbase support a mechanism like install-info or install-mime for
>> adding a window manager to /etc/X11/window-managers? Should it?
>This is really a per user thing. Window managers are perhaps as
>fundamental to the way people work as editors, and we all know what
>happens when we try to standardise on a default editor :)
Then each window manager asks once on initial install and never asks
again -- that's fine.
>How about the adduser script copying a .xsession file with a
>customised window manager call in it to the user's home directory?
>But then if the system admin is worried about users' configurations,
>then dotfile is the program to use, I suppose.
No, not in adduser. But I see no reason why each window manager couldn't
include /usr/X11R6/bin/fvwm95config (in analogy with our
/usr/sbin/pkgconfig scripts) that would walk the user through a local
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