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I had assumed that I would also get lightdm installed when I installed the package lightdm-gtk-greeter, but that was not the case. Looking up the package info it was clear that there was no dependency declared between the greeter and lightdm. Is it possible to use a lightdm greeter without lightdm?

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lightdm-gtk-greeter depends on liblightdm-gobject-1-0 that contains the interface to LightDM that the greeter is using.

liblightdm-gobject-1-0 depends on lightdm so lightdm-gtk-greeter indirectly depends on lightdm, too

  • This is incorrect. liblightdm-gobject-1-0 only recommends lightdm. – Rovanion Jan 26 '15 at 9:50
  • My above comment is also incorrect, liblightdm-gobject-1-0 only suggests lightdm. – Rovanion Mar 12 '15 at 11:58

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