Anders F Björklund afb at macports.org
Sat Jan 9 04:16:37 PST 2016

Pierre Henri CHAUDOUARD wrote:

> What is the role of xfce4-session ? Because other components (xfwm4, panel, desktop) seem to work ...
>>> /opt/local/etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc: line 113: 13661 Segmentation fault: 11 xfce4-session
>>  This segfault needs to be debugged by someone. Thank you for trying it out, none the less!

According to the home page of the upstream project, <http://www.xfce.org/>, the Xfce Session Manager:
"Controls the login and power management of the desktop and allows you to store multiple login sessions."

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_session_manager

To fix, "someone" needs to build a debugging version of xfce4-session and run it with a debugger.
On the captain (OS X 10.11). That will give one a stack trace and a code reference to to go on...

File a bug: http://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets

"In general, application bugs should be reported to the developers of the app (“upstream”), not MacPorts."
But I think it's safe to say that no-one* is running Xfce on Darwin/XQuartz, so this is Terra Incognita...

Anyway, the bug tracker is: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/

* the jury is still out on "why would anyone want to do that", even though it "should" still be possible.
For most normal users, something like VirtualBSD would probably be a better option. Or at least packages.

See http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/virtualbsd.html


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