KDM + ConsoleKit + Logind

Martin Briza mbriza at redhat.com
Mon Feb 17 12:15:24 GMT 2014

On Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:51:33 +0100, Harald Sitter <sitter at kde.org> wrote:

> Ahoys
> I was looking for some input on KDM+CK in a Logind world. When a
> system is using Logind I guess KDM+CK doesn't do much useful, so the
> question arose whether distributions with such a lineup should build
> without CK support. In short:
> If the rest of the system uses Logind, should KDM be built without CK  
> support?
> Would building without CK support reduce user functionality, and if so
> aren't we then essentially requiring distributions that use KDM to
> continue using CK until Plasma Next comes along? (we are not
> communicating this very if this is the case).
> HS


in Fedora, we don't distribute CK (the daemon) at all by default.
We're building KDM with the support (no real reason to put it away except  
getting rid of dependency on the library) but anyway, everything should  
run just fine if you don't really use any of the CK functionality... which  
I doubt you do, as logind actually provides a functional superset and  
every tool relying on session management already supports it (as far as I  


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