Spamming me is not the correct method to get your way. 1) You know I read debian-devel; 2) You know I receive mail sent to bug numbers that are assigned to me; therefore you deliberately sent me three copies of one mail. You are in violation of the mailing list code of conduct. http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/ On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 03:17:15PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote: > reopen 152621 > thanks I won't mention the further irony involved with your headers. > That's not the point. You just told everyone to kick alternatives > mechanism away and hack the config files manually. I proposed a simple > solution that would cost you ONE LINE in postinst and ONE LINE in > postrm. You don't even know what an X session manager *is*. Hint: It's a tool that implements the Session Management extension. # apt-get install xspecs gv $ gv /usr/share/doc/xspecs/SMlib.ps.gz /etc/X11/Xsession does not satisfy this definition in any way. > You are the maintainer. You can make it better, I showed you how and > explained the pros of this simple solution. These are offset by the "con" that it's wrong. > You are ignoring wishes of users. So are the sysadmins who use update-alternatives to make vim the default editor when some of their users prefer GNU Emacs. That something is a system-wide default does not mean it is an appropriate choice for all the users of that system. That's why God gave us $HOME, and ways to override these defaults. > I have just seen a user complaining about EXACTLY THIS fact on the > debian-users-german mailing list. I suggest you tell him/her to: 1) talk to his/her sysadmin about changing the default; or 2) write a $HOME/.Xsession that does what he/she wants > > > Look, the only thing I wish does not cost you much. Only install and > > > remove calls for the alternatives entry in postinst/postrm. > > > > It's not my packages' job to register other packages' alternatives. > > So? Who is responsible then? The maintainer of the package that should be registering the alternative. > YOUR package are the first installed when X make its way on the system > and YOU are in the best position to fix the mess. There is no mess, just your willful refusal to understand what a session manager is -- and what it is not. > And last but not least, we can consider the final scripts of Xsession > (see you own A and B above ;) as a x-session-manager and then it is > your beer. And here, you are being ignorant or stupid. # apt-get install xspecs gv $ gv /usr/share/doc/xspecs/SMlib.ps.gz The GNOME and KDE environments provide session management services. xfce might, as well. xsm sort of does, but it is incomplete (which is why it's not registered as an x-session-manager alternative). -- G. Branden Robinson | "There is no gravity in space." Debian GNU/Linux | "Then how could astronauts walk firstname.lastname@example.org | around on the Moon?" http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | "Because they wore heavy boots."
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