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Bug#727708: multiple init systems - formal resolution proposal

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:18:09AM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> >  == version "multiple" only ==
> >
> >    2. Debian intends to support multiple init systems, for the
> >       foreseeable future, and so long as their respective communities
> >       and code remain healthy.  Nothing outside of an init system's
> >       implementation may require a specific init system to be pid 1.
> It's unclear if reduced functionality (or in the extreme case no
> functionality) would satisfy this.
> Would a gnome-session-systemd package that requires systemd violate
> this (if gnome-session is also available)?

You are forgetting the best technical solution, which is what 
gnome-session is actually implementing at the moment:

  session_tracking="systemd (with fallback to ConsoleKit)" [1]

> Ansgar


[1] copied from the gnome-session configure.ac


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