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Bug#168601: default {x|g|k|w}dm: why not "disable" as a choice

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 02:44:13PM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Request: refine install script for newbie
> When display manager are installed, script rightfully asks which display
> manager to install using install script.  Great feature but one more
> twist shall make many newbie shut-up crying.  here is my suggestion:
> In the dialogue to choose the desired default display manager, please
> add a word "console" or "disabled" as an option.
> The content of /etc/X11/default-display-manager can be "null" or
> any bogus word like "disabled" if this option is chosen.

I don't see why this is preferable to two other mechanisms that Debian
uses for the disabling of daemons:

1) editing /etc/init.d/* scripts to exit 0 near the top
2) removing the package

Why, in particular, do display managers need a brand new mechanism?

G. Branden Robinson                |     I suspect Linus wrote that in a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     complicated way only to be able to
branden@debian.org                 |     have that comment in there.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Lars Wirzenius

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