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FS#65555 - [lightdm] xorg-(xrdb|setxkbmap|xmodmap) not listed as optional dependency for Xsession wrapper

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Thor (ekkelett) - Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 08:26 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 09:52 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Maxime Gauduin (Alucryd)
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: Xresources are not loaded by xorg-xrdb because xorg-xrdb is not an optional dependency of lightdm despite being used in /etc/lightdm/Xsession.

I am honestly not sure how much of a bug it is, but while you can do perfectly well without Xresources, it seems preferable that it would be listed as the optional dependency it is based on the bundled /etc/lightdm/Xsession.

However, the same can be said for xorg-setxkbmap and xorg-xmodmap, and as such, it seems as though it is almost by design. Is there a rationale for these to not be listed as optional dependencies when they're executed from /etc/lightdm/Xsession by default?

Additional info:
* lightdm 1:1.30.0-2
* See line 19 in /etc/lightdm/Xsession

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install lightdm and enable it as the DM.
2. Ensure xorg-xrdb is not installed.
3. Install xorg-xrdb afterwards and execute xrdb -query to see empty Xresources
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