xdm - X display manager

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xdm
Package version 1.1.11
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 725 B
Download size 206.70 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
xdm manages a collection of X servers, which may be on the local host or
remote machines.  It provides services similar to those provided by init,
getty, and login on character-based terminals: prompting for login name and
password, authenticating the user, and running a session.  xdm supports XDMCP
(X Display Manager Control Protocol) and can also be used to run a chooser
process which presents the user with a menu of possible hosts that offer
XDMCP display management.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xdm_1.1.11-1_i386.deb 1.1.11 i386 Debian Main
xdm - - -


Name Value
cpp -
debconf >= 1.2.9
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.11
libpam0g >=
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libx11-6 -
libxau6 -
libxaw7 -
libxdmcp6 -
libxext6 -
libxft2 >> 2.1.1
libxinerama1 -
libxmu6 -
libxpm4 -
libxrender1 -
libxt6 -
lsb-base >= 3.2-14
procps -
x11-utils -
x11-xserver-utils -
xbase-clients -
xmessage -


Name Value
x-display-manager -


Type URL
Binary Package xdm_1.1.11-1_amd64.deb
Source Package xdm

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xdm deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xdm




2011-10-22 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xdm (1:1.1.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Joe Hansen ]
* Updated Danish debconf template translation (closes: #598777).
[ Julien Cristau ]
* Remove David and Brice from Uploaders.
* Drop obsolete Pre-Depends on x11-common.
* Use linux-any wildcard for libselinux build-dep (closes: #634466).
* New upstream release
+ Check for allowRootLogin on PAM and non-OpenBSD passwd authentication
backends (closes: #442088)
+ greeter: Add echoPasswdChar resource to set character to display
(closes: #575486)
+ Fix linking with gold (closes: #556694)
* Update patches 06_hurd_utsname.diff, 20_xdm_log_timestamp.diff,
21_xdm_log_append.diff, debian.diff, doc_mention_xdm.options.diff,
* Don't require fakeroot for debian/rules clean.
* Upstream dropped the option to link the greeter statically, so install
libXdmGreeter.so and don't pass the --disable-dynamic-greeter option to
* Add patch to link the greeter against -lXrender.
* Use dpkg-buildflags and enable pie and bindnow hardening.
* Disable silent rules.
2010-06-18 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xdm (1:1.1.10-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ Samuel Thibault ]
* Remove vt7 option on hurd-i386 (closes: #584829).
2010-06-06 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xdm (1:1.1.10-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Julien Cristau ]
* debian.diff: stop defining XDMAUTHDIR, it's not used anymore.
* debian.diff: replace references to the XFree86 X server with Xorg.
* Set default system and user PATHs when running configure instead of
patching xdm-config.
* Drop obsolete upgrade code from pre-etch versions in preinst, postinst and
postrm scripts.
[ Sven Joachim ]
* xdm.init: Implement "status" option (Closes: #583802).
- Bump dependency on lsb-base to 3.2-14 for status_of_proc().
2010-04-19 - Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>
xdm (1:1.1.10-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- don't delete the pid file from child xdm processes, closes: #372114
- clear the "Login incorrect" message properly on next login,
closes: #525596.  Thanks, Martin Dickopp!
- fix xdmcp with net.ipv6.bindv6only=1
* Patches merged upstream:
- 02_xdm_zombie_no_error.diff
- 15_xdm_openfiles.diff
- 90_xdm_write_dummy_auth.diff
- 91_xdm_saveserverauth_logging.diff
- log_sourcing_better.diff
- selinux_support.diff
- storepid_rewrite.diff
* Xstartup: use id -u $USER, not id -u, since this script is run as root.
See #118677.
* debian/rules: delete libtool m4 files on clean.
* Introduce virtual facility x-display-manager for insserv
(closes: #554839).  Thanks, Jonas Meurer!
* debian/rules: kill gratuitous uses of $(CURDIR).
* debian/xdm.pam: @include common-* after pam_env and friends, so that we
still set env vars if e.g. common-auth contains a 'sufficient' module
(closes: #444483).
* debian/xdm.init: add Short-Description (closes: #510085).
2010-04-08 - Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
xdm (1:1.1.9-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Add debian/patches/doc_mention_xdm.options.diff: mention
xdm.options(5) in xdm(1), as suggested by Chris Pimlott some years ago
(Closes: #135692).
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Add ${misc:Depends}, and wrap Depends.
[ Julien Cristau ]
* greeter: fix logging of failed login attempts (cherry-picked from upstream
git), closes: #576360.

See Also

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xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64_4.1.4-3+deb7u9_amd64.deb Xen Hypervisor on AMD64
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