Robby Workman rw at
Wed Aug 25 04:06:20 CEST 2010

On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 17:24:36 +1000
Robert Ancell <robert.ancell at> wrote:

> > I won't speak for Xfce, but for me, problem number one is early:
> >
> >  Run
> >  "You need to install gnome-common from the GNOME CVS"
> >
> > I understand that this won't be required at runtime, so from a
> > *user* point of view, it's irrelevant.  However, I'd prefer not
> > to require gnome-common for non-gnome software.
> This is purely due to my limited autotools knowledge.  If you know
> know what to change here to drop this dependency please let me know.

Heh.  I don't grok autotools well enough to even bother with it.
gnome-common is too easy to install :-)

> > I haven't gotten far enough to see if it's going to be an issue,
> > but if ldm requires pam, then I'd also love to see that as an
> > optional requirement.
> It does currently use PAM, what alternative would you like it to
> support? 

Supporting the "old" shadow auth would be great.  gdm-2.20.x is 
the last gdm branch to work without pam, so perhaps that would
be worth a look.


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