Packaging of Wayland session

Eric Hameleers alien at
Wed Dec 9 08:54:12 UTC 2015

On Wed, 9 Dec 2015, Martin Graesslin wrote:

> Hi KDE distro packagers,
> as you probably are aware Plasma 5.5 is the first release shipping a Wayland
> session file. In the current state the session is not much usable as can be
> seen in the known issues section.
> Given that I expect that distributions move the relevant files
> * startplasmacompositor
> * startplasma
> * plasmawayland.desktop
> into a dedicated package (plasma-desktop-wayland-session) and do not install
> it by default! We don't want users to select the Wayland session by accident
> and run into a broken system.
> Also please see for advice on how to
> package the Wayland session elements.
> Best Regards
> Martin Gräßlin

Well... Slackware does not create sub-packages, that does not fit in 
with our philosophy.
I expect that the sources are configured to *not* enable compiling 
the session components by default?
Not having checked out Plasma 5.5 yet, I guess I will eventually find 
out whether I need to explicitly disable building it, or else 
delete the offending files from the package afterwards. I do not want 
to ship stuff with Plasma 5.5 that is really just a tech preview and 
gives the user the wrong impression.

Cheers, Eric

Eric Hameleers <alien at>

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