Bug#727708: systemd jessie -> jessie+1 upgrade problems
Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ubuntu is also using udev and logind without using systemd, so they are
> and will continue to be available stand-alone.
Ubuntu is maintaining a variety of moderately fragile glue in order to
make this happen and currently can't upgrade to the current version of
logind. This strategy clearly causes some problems for Ubuntu and would
cause some similar problems for us. I think everyone agrees that it's
*possible*, but my point is that it's increased work that we otherwise
wouldn't have to incur.
> And having them standalone and not as part of the big systemd bundle
> makes it much easier to ship an older version of udev and/or logind in a
> release if that avoids upgrade headaches.
This proven false by the way that Debian already handles gcc, many library
transitions, and multiple other packages where we build different
components from different versions for backwards-compatibility reasons.
This is not difficult to handle at the packaging layer if we need to do
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>