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

#include <hallo.h>
* Branden Robinson [Sun, Nov 17 2002, 01:38:00AM]:

> > > We've already got that.
> > In /etc/alternatives?
> What good would that do?  You can run multiple display managers at once,

What good the *dm packages do not conflict? You policy is inconsistent.
Why do I get a SILLE question abot which *dm I wish to run in future
when I run

dpkg --purge kdm gdm ?

I wish a simple debconf message telling me about how to run
update-alternatives to change the settings. Since I am fan of
alternatives systems and prefer it over spliting thousands of settings
in thousands of conffiles, I think there should also be the /dev/null
alternatives, telling *dm not to be started.

> and they're hardly ever invoked from the command line.

a) They can be
b) Alternatives are already being used for odd things, even for such
that are not directly invoked as applications.

Wenn man möchte, daß etwas richtig gemacht wird, dann endet
es im allgemeinen damit, daß man es selber machen muß.

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