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Bug#312358: kdm crashes on startup

On Sat, Jul 02, 2005 at 11:37:37PM +0300, Jarkko Suontausta wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 June 2005 19:54, Itai Seggev wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 07:24:56PM +0200, Isaac Clerencia wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, 7 June 2005 18:53, Itai Seggev wrote:
> > Yes, you're right. It seems the problem was that kdm is only recommend
> > by, and not depended on, by kdebase, so it wasn't upgraded with the
> > rest of kdebase. Is there any particular reason for this behaviour? I
> > would expect that if I installed kdebase, I would get all of it.
> I second this and have been puzzled as to why kdebase doesn't depend on kdm... 
> there is probably a (historical?) reason for that, but it might be worthwhile 
> to reconsider adding that dependency...

The real question is why the kde packages don't conflict with earlier
kdm versions if they don't work with them... (not that kde had too few
conflicts, how about a little backwards compatibility anyway?)

kdebase doesn't depend on kde because it works perfectly without it.
I have kdebase installed here but I can live fine with my gdm...
Recommends is really the right choice here and I would suggest to use
a apt frontend that honors them.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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