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Bug#803184: override: libpam-systemd:admin/standard

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal


I'd like to see the priority of libpam-systemd bumped from optional to
The recent changes in xserver-xorg make it possible to run X without
root privileges [1], which is awesome! This requires a proper logind
session though, for which libpam-systemd needs to be installed (and
enabled). While xserver-xorg-core added a Recommends on libpam-systemd,
not everyone has Recommends enable. X is also not the only reason, why
one want libpam-systemd installed. E.g. for SSH logins you also want
proper logind sessions. The only environment where you don't want/need
libpam-systemd is on a buildd or very specialised, minimal systems.

I think prio:standard would fit that quite well. We also already have
dbus (a dependency of libpam-systemd) already in prio:standard,
libpam-rutime is prio:required. So no additional dependencies would be

I've CCed debian-boot@lists.debian.org, debian-x@lists.debian.org and
pkg-systemd-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org . Please CC them on

I especially would like to see an ACK from KiBi/debian-boot before the
prio is bumped.


[1] https://packages.qa.debian.org/x/xorg-server/news/20150821T010032Z.html
[2] https://packages.qa.debian.org/x/xorg-server/news/20151027T170547Z.html

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