[pkg-lxqt-devel] Bug#911669: lxqt-session: metapackage install defaults to xfwm4 for window manager

Joe brownj3199 at live.com
Tue Oct 23 12:08:09 BST 2018

Package: lxqt-session
Version: 0.13.0-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

TLDR: Fresh install of lxqt-session defaults to using
xfwm4 instead of openbox as the window manager.

I recently wanted to try out lxqt on Debian, so after a look
through packages.debian.org, I thought that testing would be
a reasonable place to try it out.

I'm using VMWare on Windows to try it out.  I installed
the i386 netinstall version, using the 9.5 install disc.
I did a full install (nothing spectacular), and then changed
my sources.list to point to buster after a full install.

I then executed apt update && apt dist-upgrade.  After that
was complete, I then executed an apt autoremove.  The next
packages I installed were build-essential, cmake, and vim.
Probably unrelated to lqxt-session, but I'm including that
for completeness.

I then did an apt install lxqt-session --install-recommends.
After that I did a reboot and was greeted to a desktop
manager.  It appears to be sddm (no surprises there --
desired outcome).  I logged in and noticed window decorations
looked funny.  /etc/alternatives/x-window-manager was
pointing to xfwm4, which explains the funny-looking windows.  
I then installed openbox manually (apt install openbox),
which pointed that link to openbox.  Another reboot.

I'm all set now, I feel the metapackage should maybe
pull in openbox (I have no idea how to package software..)
if that is possible instead of xfwm4.  A look at apt show
lxqt-session doesn't look like it pulls in a window manager
at all, so I'm assuming it's one of the dependencies for
the metapackage, or maybe my use of --install-recommends.

Thanks for your support of Debian and LXQt!  I'm eager to
help if you need my assistance any further.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages lxqt-session depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.27-6
ii  libkf5windowsystem5       5.49.0-1
ii  liblxqt0                  0.13.0-1
ii  libqt5core5a              5.11.2+dfsg-3
ii  libqt5dbus5               5.11.2+dfsg-3
ii  libqt5gui5                5.11.2+dfsg-3
ii  libqt5widgets5            5.11.2+dfsg-3
ii  libqt5x11extras5          5.11.2-2
ii  libqt5xdg3                3.2.0-2+b2
ii  libstdc++6                8.2.0-8
ii  libudev1                  239-10
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.6.7-1
ii  lxqt-qtplugin             0.13.0-2+b2
ii  lxqt-themes [lxqt-theme]  0.13.0-1
ii  x11-xkb-utils             7.7+4

Versions of packages lxqt-session recommends:
ii  lxqt-config           0.13.0-1
ii  lxqt-notificationd    0.13.0-1
ii  lxqt-policykit        0.13.0-1
ii  lxqt-powermanagement  0.13.0-1
ii  lxqt-session-l10n     0.13.0-1
ii  lxqt-sudo             0.13.0-1
ii  pcmanfm-qt            0.13.0-2
ii  qlipper               1:5.1.1-3
ii  qps                   1.10.18-1
ii  xscreensaver          5.40-1

lxqt-session suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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