Bug#805573: mate-session-manager: mate-session-inhibit manpage and the way it works is confusing

shirish शिरीष shirishag75 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 16:44:34 UTC 2015

Package: mate-session-manager
Version: 1.10.2-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
Came to know about mate-session-inhibit. The man page says

--inhibit ARG     Things to inhibit, colon-separated list of: logout,
switch-user, suspend, idle, automount

Now trying it out on the system gives :-

[$] mate-session-inhibit --inhibit idle:logout

mate-session-inhibit [OPTION...] COMMAND

Execute COMMAND while inhibiting some session functionality.

  -h, --help        Show this help
  --version         Show program version
  --app-id ID       The application id to use
                    when inhibiting (optional)
  --reason REASON   The reason for inhibiting (optional)
  --inhibit ARG     Things to inhibit, colon-separated list of:
                    logout, switch-user, suspend, idle, automount

If no --inhibit option is specified, idle is assumed.

Tried it another way but that didn't work as well.

[$] mate-session-inhibit --inhibit:idle:logout

Failed to execute --inhibit:idle:logout

Of course, what I wanted for the session to happen is somewhat
achieved but not in the manner I would have liked it to achieve.

Look forward to a fix.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (600, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental'), (1, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages mate-session-manager depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                                     1.10.2-1
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.24.0-2
ii  debian-mate-default-settings                 1.10.2-4
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.18.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.21-0experimental2
ii  libcairo2                                    1.14.4-1
ii  libdbus-1-3                                  1.10.2-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.102-1
ii  libfontconfig1                               2.11.0-6.3
ii  libfreetype6                                 2.6-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.32.2-1
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.46.2-1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                  2.24.28-1
ii  libice6                                      2:1.0.9-1+b1
ii  libmate-desktop-2-17                         1.10.2-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.38.1-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0                          1.38.1-1
ii  libpangoft2-1.0-0                            1.38.1-1
ii  libsm6                                       2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  libstartup-notification0                     0.12-4
ii  libsystemd0                                  227-2
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.6.3-1
ii  libxau6                                      1:1.0.8-1
ii  libxext6                                     2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxrender1                                  1:0.9.9-2
ii  libxtst6                                     2:1.2.2-1+b1
ii  mate-desktop-common                          1.10.2-1
ii  upower                                       0.99.3-1+b2

Versions of packages mate-session-manager recommends:
ii  caja                  1.10.4-1
ii  marco                 1.10.2-1
ii  mate-panel            1.10.1+gfdl1-1
ii  mate-polkit           1.10.2-1
ii  mate-settings-daemon  1.10.2-2

mate-session-manager suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/mate/defaults.list changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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