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Re: x-window-manager alternative missing

On Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 11:14:22AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> What package, or packages, set(s) up the x-window-manager alternative
> and define(s) symlinks for it?

I take it from the content that I snipped that you're looking for a list
of window managers, and not a technical explanation of how the alternatives
system works.

For a list of x-window-managers, you can use:

apt-cache showpkg x-window-manager

Ignore everything up until "Reverse Provides:".  That's the part you want.

It should also be noted that x-session-manager is used preferentially over
x-window-manager, and some of the things that you might normally call a
window manager actually end up being registered as an x-session-manager


apt-cache showpkg x-session-manager

Again, ignore everything before "Reverse Provides:".

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