Package Details: xscreensaver-arch-logo 5.44-2

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Package Base: xscreensaver-arch-logo
Description: Screen saver and locker for the X Window System with Arch Linux branding
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Licenses: BSD
Conflicts: xscreensaver
Provides: xscreensaver
Submitter: Harvie
Maintainer: Geballin
Last Packager: Geballin
Votes: 216
Popularity: 1.30
First Submitted: 2009-05-19 16:57
Last Updated: 2020-05-20 13:09

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graysky commented on 2016-08-25 21:17

I believe without gdm as a makedep, the login screen switching option is not compiled in. I see that extra/xscreensaver also keeps this as a makedep. Feel free to remove prior to building.

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morgenstern commented on 2020-05-20 21:40

Could you please switch the URL in the source field over to HTTPS?

graysky commented on 2019-07-11 16:31

Must have changed upstream. Fixed but didn't bump pkgver.

joekiller commented on 2019-07-11 14:25

The sha1sum is failing. Seems to be getting: 75f504fde80e6b648fc3a61809101a7b9da1175d instead of that the PKGBUILD contains

Geballin commented on 2019-05-10 00:21

@graysky Good question why the official package require gdm in make, I have no answer, maybe asking to the maintainer.

graysky commented on 2019-05-07 21:39

@geballin - interesting... why does the official package require gdm as a build dep?

Geballin commented on 2019-05-07 21:20

I saw the comment but that's not true, I'm using LXDM (so don't have GDM) and I have the New Login button. The New Login is added by the --with-login-manager option passed to the configure script if it find gdmflexiserver, kdmctl, lxdm or dm-tool program in the PATH. You can see the from L2512 in the xscreensaver 5.42 sources.

So there is no reason to have GDM installed if you don't want to use it after (especially if you want to use kdm, lxdm or dm-tool and the New Login button).

graysky commented on 2019-05-05 19:48

@Geballin - see the pinned comment regarding gdm as a make dep.

Geballin commented on 2019-05-05 18:25

I'm in the same case as ellypsis, GDM is not needed for xscreensaver, I'm not using GDM (lxdm insteed) but I'm using xscreensaver and I need to manually edit the PKGBUILD before each update. Can you remove gdm from makedepends in PKGBUILD since it's not needed ? You can put it in optdepends if you want to keep it in the PKGBUILD.

graysky commented on 2018-08-23 18:00

@ellypsis - See official PKGBUILD. I believe to allow for compatibility for others using it, it is a required at build time.

ellypsis commented on 2018-08-23 00:32

gdm is optional, but marked as makedepends in PKGBUILD, so I need to edit it on every update because I don't use it. Is it possible to update?