[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#843341: lxde: installing lxde doesn't give me an LXDE session

Mike Kupfer m.kupfer at acm.org
Sun Nov 6 17:30:36 UTC 2016

Hi Andriy, thanks for the prompt response.

Andriy Grytsenko wrote:

> Thank you very much for reporting this. Apparently this issue is coming
> from the fact there is no lxde-session package which is named lxde-common
> and therefore many are confused because lxde package is just metapackage
> with components but session files itself.

Well, the dependencies in Jessie are set up so that task-lxde-desktop
pulls in lxde; lxde pulls in lxde-core; and lxde-core pulls in
lxde-common; lxde-common contains the xsession file.

This makes it convenient for users:

- if they want a full LXDE desktop with all the standard Debian
  applications, they just install task-lxde-desktop

- if they want a "standard" LXDE desktop, they just install lxde

- if they want a minimal LXDE desktop, they install lxde-core

I think that's the way things should work in Stretch, too.

I'm not sure what fix you have in mind, but I'm guessing that you're
thinking about renaming lxde-common.  If you require users to install
that package in addition to one of the metapackages, you'll make LXDE
more work to install compared to how things are in Jessie.

warm regards,

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