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RFS: x-no-session-manager - restore default X behavior with gnome/kde installed


I'm looking for a sponsor for a tiny, trivial package:

mrvn@frosties:~/x-no-session-manager% dpkg -I x-no-session-manager_1_all.deb
 new debian package, version 2.0.
 size 2648 bytes: control archive= 1089 bytes.
     524 bytes,    13 lines      control              
    1118 bytes,    32 lines   *  postinst             #!/bin/sh
    1002 bytes,    37 lines   *  prerm                #!/bin/sh
 Package: x-no-session-manager
 Version: 1
 Section: x11
 Priority: optional
 Architecture: all
 Installed-Size: 60
 Maintainer: Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de>
 Description: dummy session manager to restore default X behavior
  When the Gnome or KDE session manager is installed Debian will
  automatically use one of them through the alternatives system without
  an option to keep the default behavior. This dummy session manager
  restores the default behavior as if no session manager where

License is GPL.

mrvn@frosties:~/x-no-session-manager/x-no-session-manager-1% ls -lhR        
total 12K
drwxr-xr-x  2 mrvn mrvn 4.0K 2005-02-03 01:46 debian/
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn  219 2005-02-02 21:51 x-no-session-manager
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn  693 2005-02-02 20:36 x-no-session-manager.1

total 32K
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn  168 2005-02-02 20:42 changelog
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn    2 2005-02-02 20:11 compat
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn  585 2005-02-02 22:00 control
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn  342 2005-02-02 20:47 copyright
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn   31 2005-02-02 20:37 dirs
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn 1.2K 2005-02-02 20:26 postinst
-rw-r--r--  1 mrvn mrvn 1013 2005-02-02 20:16 prerm
-rwxr-xr-x  1 mrvn mrvn  949 2005-02-02 20:49 rules*

As you can see the package is tiny. All it does is provide a dummy
alternative for x-session-manager that is _not_executable_ so the

/etc/X11/Xsession.d/50xfree86-common_determine-startup:  if [ -x /usr/bin/x-session-manager ]; then

will not detect a session-manager and start the default way. I expect
this to be a one time only upload since the package does all and only
what it is supposed to do.


PS: I talked to Branden Robinson about this a long time ago and he
wasn't intrested in providing this in Xfree86 directly.

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