mate-session-manager should provide x-session-manager

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at
Mon Jun 23 13:44:50 UTC 2014

Hi Martin,

On  Mo 23 Jun 2014 15:36:46 CEST, Martin Wimpress wrote:

> Hi,
> My name is Martin Wimpress and I'm a member of the MATE desktop team
> primarily involved in Arch Linux packaging. I've recently got involved
> in the Ubuntu MATE Remix project. Where possible I'd like to contribute
> any packaging tweaks required for Ubuntu MATE Remix directly to Debian
> so that both communities benefit.
> I'd like to recommend a minor change to the `mate-session-manager` package.
> `xinit` recommends `x-session-manager` among others.
> `mate-session-manager` does not provide `x-session-manager` and as a
> result when installing MATE via Ubiquity on Ubuntu `gnome-session` is
> installed which then pulls in `ibus` which in turn drags in parts of Unity.
> Attached is a simple .diff that makes `mate-session-manager` provide
> `x-session-manager`. This change will make it possible to install MATE
> via Ubiquity without polluting the target install with irrelevant
> packages and I believe this change would be beneficial to Debian should
> MATE ever be added as a desktop install option.
> Is there anything else I can do to help this change along?

Please commit this change.

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