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Bug#727708: multiple init systems - formal resolution proposal

Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> writes:

> It should be completely trivial to introduce a virtual
> "org-freedesktop-login1" package (modulo any complexities introduced by
> interface versioning for new methods added to that interface).  However,
> it also seems pointless until there's a prospective provider of that
> interface.  Do you have a package ready to provide that interface such
> that GNOME can depend on it?  I've seen no signs that the GNOME
> maintainers would refuse to allow alternative providers of those
> interfaces once they exist, just refusals to do any work in that
> direction until those alternatives *do* exist, which seems entirely
> reasonable.

Note that I don't think it makes sense for Steve to work on such a package
right now for exactly the same reason that I don't think it makes sense to
start adding virtual packages right now, or figuring out the dependency
structure in GNOME for non-systemd logind right now.  Personally, I
wouldn't want to work on any of those things until some of the currently
extremely large probability space collapses.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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