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Jim Trigg jtrigg at
Thu May 4 13:43:35 UTC 2017

ISTR that it's Thunar that depends on Samba by default.


On May 4, 2017 7:18:46 AM MDT, RW via freebsd-ports <freebsd-ports at> wrote:
>On Thu, 04 May 2017 08:09:47 -0400
>scratch65535 at wrote:
>> I can't imagine what code could possibly be in thunar and samba
>> that the xfce desktop would need, particularly since the desktop
>> is very simple, and also because I've never got samba
>> functionality for free after installing xfce which if you're
>> right I should have done.  But I'll check on that, and report
>> back.  
>AFAIK samba isn't a dependency of XFCE. I don't have it and it's not in
>the output of make all-depends-list.
>Thunar is scarcely "unrelated", it's the XFCE integrated file manager.
>XFCE uses the  libthunarx library if built with the Thunar option.
>If you want something without integrated utilities you might be better
>off with a window manager, like Fluxbox, rather than a desktop
>It is possible to have XFCE without THUNAR from ports, or by building
>custom packages.   
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