I do dislike the fact that a maintainer is insisting calling users "stupid | dumb | or even says
… instead of filing bogus reports like this!
*(please read the whole bug request to see what I mean | L.S.)
Bug 2208097 - lightdm pulls in the Deepin Desktop Environment
In short the Lightdm is a Display Manager (DM). It needs a greeter to give a different look.
I meet Lightdm since I started with Linux Mint. In this time lightdm was always distributed as a package with a default greeter delivered. Depending from which distribution you fork the lightdm package,you got the look of it. The config files are well documented and in the Internet there are a lot of tutorials how to configure a greeter to please the user.
sudo dnf info lightdm
Name : lightdm
Version : 1.32.0
Release : 5.fc39
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 585 k
Source : lightdm-1.32.0-5.fc39.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : fedora
Summary : A cross-desktop Display Manager
URL : https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/LightDM/
License : (LGPLv2 or LGPLv3) and GPLv3+
Description : Lightdm is a display manager that:
: * Is cross-desktop - supports different desktops
: * Supports different display technologies
: * Is lightweight - low memory usage and fast performance
The (a) maintainer @leigh123linux of the package lightdm progressed the installation and made a clever choice to be able to install lightdm and the dependency while choosing just the greeter who gives the specific look of lightdm.
Unfortunately he totally forgot to inform his colleagues and the Community that with his approach we can get rid of unwanted dependency. He also forgot to keep an eye on the existing greeters and following a default naming convention for it. As an example see (lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings)
sudo dnf list \*greeter*
Last metadata expiration check: 0:17:05 ago on Thu 14 Dec 2023 09:04:40 AM -03.
slick-greeter.x86_64 1.8.2-2.fc39 @fedora
slick-greeter-mate.noarch 1.8.2-2.fc39 @fedora
kgreeter-plugins.x86_64 1:4.11.22-39.fc39 fedora
lightdm-autologin-greeter.noarch 1.0-18.fc39 fedora
lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings.noarch 1.2.2-21.fc39 fedora
To discuss how we could improve the quality of bug reports for Users and Developers/Tecnicians.
It is not just me who recognizes beside being a quite difficult task to report, also to get “offended” while try to report and improve a official software package.
I do really see the side of the Maintainer, and yes he is right, if the user spends a lot of time and make researches he probably not would have to report in first place. Unfortunately this is not “real live”.
I do kindly ask that Developers and Technicians to be more lenient while pushing such users in the right directions and try to understand the Users side too looking for an compromise and help to delegate necessary tasks improve.
I really not just started with Linux, and with my professional background I can see both sides. So please lets try to create a useful draft for a new Manual, discuss what else could be done to improove and let’s try to be lenient with each other.
History of my lightdm requests:
what happened to lightdm ?