slim - desktop-independent graphical login manager for X11

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name slim
Package version 1.3.6
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 2.01 KB
Download size 1.40 MB
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SLiM aims to be light, simple and independent from the various
desktop environments. Although completely configurable through
themes and an option file. It is particularly suitable for machines
that don't require remote logins.


Package Version Architecture Repository
slim_1.3.6-4_i386.deb 1.3.6 i386 Debian Main
slim - - -


Name Value
dbus -
debconf >= 1.2.9
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.14
libfontconfig1 >= 2.11
libfreetype6 >= 2.2.1
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libjpeg62-turbo >= 1.3.1
libpam0g >=
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libstdc++6 >= 4.9
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
libxft2 >> 2.1.1
libxmu6 -
libxrandr2 >= 2:
libxrender1 -
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
x-display-manager -


Type URL
Binary Package slim_1.3.6-4_amd64.deb
Source Package slim

Install Howto

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




2015-01-13 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Build slim without deprecated consolekit support (Closes: #751618):
- Drop consolekit from Depends and libck-connector-dev
from Build-Depends in debian/control.
- Disable consolekit in CMAKE_FLAGS in debian/rules.
Thanks to Elimar Riesebieter <>!
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes required.
* Update homepage in debian/control and debian/copyright.
* Update debian/watch to point to new homepage.
* Update and clean up debian/copyright.
* Add new Lines theme for Debian Jessie:
- Refresh debian/patches/slim-conf.patch
- Update debian/slim.install, debian/rules and
debian/source/include-binaries for new files.
- Fix key binding for session selection. (Closes: #756519)
* Make package lintian-clean:
- Add manpage-formatting-fixes.patch to escape a minus
sign and remove a trailing space in the slimlock.1.
- Update debian/copyright.
- Add lintian-overrides for info tags which can be ignored.
- Add lintian-override for check-gpg-signature as a GPG
signature is not provided by upstream yet.
* Rewrite debian/patches/fix-systemd-service.patch, debian/slim.posinst:
- Ensure we are starting slim on systemd only when selected as
default. Thanks Didier Roche <> for the patch.
(Closes: #748668)
2014-04-25 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-3) unstable; urgency=high
* debian/patches:
- Replace no-slimlock.patch with no-slimlock-with-pam.patch to fix
build with pam support on non-linux arches. (Closes: #743864)
- Update libslim-cmake-fixes.patch.
2014-04-01 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/rules:
- Fix the if statement for hurd-i386 build architecture test which
previously disabled PAM on non-Hurd archs. (Closes: #742904, #742950)
2014-03-14 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add myself to the list of uploaders with permission from Nobuhiro Iwamatsu.
* Fix systemd support: (Closes: #741511)
- debian/fix-systemd-service.patch: Add missing
"" slim.service file.
- debian/control: Add dh-systemd to build depends.
- debian/rules: Add dh_systemd support.
2014-03-02 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-0.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/rules:
- Test for hurd-i386 build architecture as "gnu", not
"hurd" to really fix FTBFS.
* debian/control:
- Update long description. (Closes: #659857)
* debian/patches:
- Add slim-add-sessiondir.patch: to set directory that contains
the xsessions. (Closes: #740394)
- Update slim-conf.patch.
- Add libslim-cmake-fixes.patch: Fix FTBFS on Ubuntu.
2014-02-27 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-0.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Don't build slimlock on non-Linux ports, fixes FTBFS:
- Add patch to make cmake target "slimlock" conditional
on BUILD_SLIMLOCK: debian/patches/no-slimlock.patch.
- Set -DBUILD_SLIMLOCK=yes|no depending on the host
operating system in debian/rules.
2014-02-22 - Mateusz Łukasik <>
slim (1.3.6-0.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* New upstream release:
- Added systemd support. (Closes: #692148)
- Fixed CVE-2013-4412. (Closes: #725902)
* Add debian/watch.
* debian/control:
- Update build depends for new version.
- Bump standards version to 3.9.5.
* Add fvwm to slim.conf. (Closes: #689781)
* Remove debian/patches/disable_log.patch -- no longer needed.
* Update debian/slim.init:
- Use lsb init functions in the init script file. (Closes: #698257)
- Run dbus before slim. (Closes: #705883)
* Refresh debian/patches/slim-fix-env-alloc.patch.
* Rewrite debian/copyright.

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