add a special Provides: to all login manager packages

Colin Walters walters at
Wed Feb 18 22:14:12 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams (ivazqueznet at said:
>> On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 11:43 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>> > As a corollary, something that would allow /etc/X11/prefdm to not always
>> > be hand-edited for new options would be nice as well.
>> How about this one? Just create a /usr/share/xdisplaymanager/foo.desktop
>> containing "Exec=/usr/bin/bar" and putting DISPLAYMANAGER=FOO
>> in /etc/sysconfig/desktop will make it use that.
> If DISPLAYMANAGER is set, we just exec that, so we don't need changes
> for that. It's the fallbacks at the end that require manual editing.

The other thing to we should do is to strongly discourage people from
adding more of them to Fedora.  There's not a really good reason for
anything other than gdm and kdm to be included and supported.

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