ubuntu-session - Ubuntu session with GNOME Shell

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name ubuntu-session
Package version 3.28.1
Package release 0ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 67 B
Download size 4.50 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package contains the required components for running a GNOME 3 session
with default Ubuntu configuration, based on the GNOME Shell.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ubuntu-session_3.28.1-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb 3.28.1 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
ubuntu-session_3.28.1-0ubuntu3_i386.deb 3.28.1 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
ubuntu-session_3.28.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb 3.28.1 i386 Ubuntu Main
ubuntu-session - - -


Name Value
gnome-session-bin >= 3.28.1-0ubuntu2
gnome-session-bin << 3.29
gnome-session-common = 3.28.1-0ubuntu2
gnome-settings-daemon >= 3.23.3
gnome-shell >= 3.24.3-0ubuntu2
session-migration -
xwayland -


Name Value
x-session-manager -


Type URL
Binary Package ubuntu-session_3.28.1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package gnome-session

Install Howto

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




2018-04-19 - Didier Roche <didrocks@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.28.1-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* debian/xdg_dirs_desktop_session.sh, debian/55gnome-session_gnomerc:
- protect against multiple additions of the same paths to
XDG_CONFIG_DIRS and XDG_DATA_DIRS, resulting to duplication on
consecutive logout/logins due to older session hanging in and env
being reused.
Some consequences is that electron application crashes (LP: #1764355)
2018-04-10 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.28.1-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Don't create ~/.config as world-readable. (LP: #1735929)
* Drop xsmp-don-t-check-for-HAVE_XTRANS.patch: Applied in new release
2018-04-09 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.28.0-0ubuntu4) bionic; urgency=medium
* Split gnome-startup-applications to a separate binary package so
that it can be uninstalled without breaking the system (LP: #1756788)
* Have gnome-session-bin recommend gnome-startup-applications
to try to make this change less disruptive at this late point in the
Ubuntu release cycle
2018-04-01 - Tim Lunn <tim@feathertop.org>
gnome-session (3.28.0-0ubuntu3) bionic; urgency=medium
* Cherry-pick Debian change
[Simon McVittie]
* d/p/xsmp-don-t-check-for-HAVE_XTRANS.patch:
Add patch from upstream making xtrans support work again, so that
gnome-session doesn't fall back to TCP sockets for session management
(Closes: #894351)
2018-03-30 - Didier Roche <didrocks@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.28.0-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* Add new communitheme session to the ubuntu session package. This
session only appears if the communitheme snap is installed. (LP: #1760049)
- debian/patches/50_ubuntu_sessions.patch, debian/ubuntu-session.install:
generate and install session file.
- add Recommends on gtk adwaita and pixbuf theme engine.
- debian/rules: enable communitheme to override the default ubuntu-dock
stylesheet from the snap.
- debian/rules: workaround for Xorg to pick up communitheme cursor theme
from the snap.
* Refresh debian/patches/revert_remove_gnome_session_properties.patch
2018-03-18 - Tim Lunn <tim@feathertop.org>
gnome-session (3.28.0-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2018-03-12 - Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.27.91-0ubuntu4) bionic; urgency=medium
* debian/rules: Simplify code for adding X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain
(LP: #1754904, LP: #1754491).
2018-03-12 - Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj@ubuntu.com>
gnome-session (3.27.91-0ubuntu3) bionic; urgency=medium
* debian/rules:
- Add X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain to .desktop files (LP: #1754904).
- Build gnome-session-3.0.pot.
* debian/patches/revert_remove_gnome_session_properties.patch:
- Don't merge translations into gnome-session-properties.desktop.
2018-03-05 - Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@debian.org>
gnome-session (3.27.91-0ubuntu2) bionic; urgency=medium
* Fix dh_install rule after switching to dh_missing (LP: #1753403)
* Fix accidental +x permission for debian/gnome-session-bin.install

See Also

Package Description
ubuntu-settings_18.04.5_all.deb default settings for the Ubuntu desktop
ubuntu-software_3.28.1-0ubuntu4_all.deb Utility for browsing, installing, and removing software
ubuntu-sounds_0.13_all.deb Ubuntu's GNOME audio theme
ubuntu-standard_1.417_amd64.deb The Ubuntu standard system
ubuntu-system-service_0.3.1_all.deb Dbus service to set various system-wide configurations
ubuntu-wallpapers-bionic_18.04.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb Ubuntu 18.04 Wallpapers
ubuntu-wallpapers_18.04.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb Ubuntu Wallpapers
ubuntu-web-launchers_18.04.5_all.deb default web launchers for Ubuntu
ucf_3.0038_all.deb Update Configuration File(s): preserve user changes to config files
ucpp_1.3.2-2_amd64.deb embeddable, quick and light C preprocessor
udev_237-3ubuntu10_amd64.deb /dev/ and hotplug management daemon
udisks2-doc_2.7.6-3_all.deb udisks2 documentation
udisks2_2.7.6-3_amd64.deb D-Bus service to access and manipulate storage devices
ufw_0.35-5_all.deb program for managing a Netfilter firewall
uidmap_4.5-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb programs to help use subuids