Package Details: lightdm-unity-greeter

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Package Base: lightdm-unity-greeter
Description: The greeter (login screen) application for Unity. It is implemented as a LightDM greeter.
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Licenses: GPL3, LGPL3
Groups: unity
Submitter: chenxiaolong
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: horsemanoffaith
Votes: 23
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-10-02 20:35
Last Updated: 2016-09-17 04:29

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chenxiaolong commented on 2013-05-02 19:45

The package should build fine now. I've created a vala0.18 package (which coexists with the regular vala) and added it to the dependencies.

The reason the build is failing is because, once again, the vala developers are not documenting the API properly. The website[1] still says:

public void property_change (Window window, Atom property, Atom type, int format, PropMode mode, uint8[] data)

while vala 0.20.* requires

public void property_change (Window window, Atom property, Atom type, int format, PropMode mode, uint8[] data, int nelements)


Anonymous comment on 2013-05-01 07:54

Downgrade to vala-0.18.1-1
Rebuild and install
Upgrade back to vala (latest build)

Anonymous comment on 2013-04-30 06:01

I have installed all the dependencies but I'm getting few errors relating to 'vala' package.

make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/packerbuild-0/lightdm-unity-greeter/lightdm-unity-greeter/src/unity-greeter-13.04.2/src'
VALAC unity_greeter_vala.stamp
background.vala:684.9-689.39: error: 1 missing arguments for `void Gdk.property_change (Gdk.Window window, Gdk.Atom property, Gdk.Atom type, int format, Gdk.PropMode mode, uint8[] data, int nelements)'
flat-button.vala:61.13-61.24: warning: Gtk.Button.pressed has been deprecated since 2.8. Use Gtk.Widget.button_press_event
flat-button.vala:64.9-64.21: warning: Gtk.Button.released has been deprecated since 2.8. Use Gtk.Widget.button_release_event
Compilation failed: 1 error(s), 2 warning(s)
make[2]: *** [unity_greeter_vala.stamp] Error 1


chenxiaolong commented on 2013-03-30 17:27

@Zeroedout: Not a dumb question at all :) My lightdm-ubuntu package contains the patches necessary for extra features, such as the guest session and remote login to work properly.

Zeroedout commented on 2013-03-30 11:02

Is there any reason this depends on lightdm-ubuntu rather than lightdm in the official Community repo?

Sorry for the possibly dumb question but Google and the comments here turned up nothing (or I'm blind and didn't see it).

Anonymous comment on 2013-01-04 22:44

Recent upgrade to automake 1.13 breaks the package installation. 'AM_CONFIG_HEADER' problem. ? that this may be related to this:

Though I am pretty sure I uninstalled automake 1.12...also, see:

Can be installed by downgrading automake back to 1.12.*.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Anonymous comment on 2012-12-06 17:06

@YamashitaRen Know Issue onlightdm because lightdm use consolekit for is, you need live with it until a patch is found or upstream fix it or you deside use the deprecated consolekit

@chenxiaolong the background goes black besided if backgound have a valid path is a know bug. proably (or not) related to consolekit (see above)

YamashitaRen commented on 2012-07-25 23:37

That's weird. I have installed the indicator session package but when i click on the shutdown button, nothing happens ...
Plus, there isn't a restart button. Is it an issue ?

chenxiaolong commented on 2012-07-17 15:09

@danniezazen: This package itself will provide the Ubuntu style/theme. The other two packages should allow the user background function to work. If it doesn't work, please let me know :)

donniezazen commented on 2012-07-16 23:06

Does this (along with gnome-settings-daemon-ubuntu and accountservice-ubuntu) convert the current lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter into Ubuntu style lightdm ( log-in options on side transparent column and user background function?