Bug#958455: From a minimum installation of Sid, metapackage enlightenment installs neither X nor a login manager. Debian Sid, 15 april 2020

Ross Vandegrift rvandegrift at debian.org
Thu Apr 23 07:11:25 BST 2020

Hi Daniel,

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 09:18:24AM +0000, Daniel Tourde wrote:
> I was expecting to be welcomed by a login manager but it did not happen
> 'automagically', so to say. I checked and noticed that neither X nor a login
> manager were installed (as it happens with Gnome, KDE, XFCE (I checked... ;)
> )). Can this be fixed?

Currently, enlightenment is not a metapackge as your subject says - it's a
binary package for the enlightenment window manager.  I don't think it's
appropriate to add a Depends or Recommends on a login manager, since it's
reasonable to use without.

At most it might make sense to add Suggests: x-display-manager.  But apt does
not install Suggests by default, so you'd still need to request it manually.
Would this be an improvement?

> I know that 'entrance' is not considered stable/mature at the moment but I
> guess an another login manager could be installed anyway, one that does not
> require way too many dependencies.

If entrance (or some other EFL-based login manager) were mature, I'd be tempted
to add an enlightenment-desktop metapackage.  But I don't think this is likely.


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