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Re: Bug#727708: Both T and L are wrong, plea for something simpler



On 02/06/2014 11:50, Colin Watson wrote:
> I don't interpret L as meaning that everything must support "all" init
> systems, certainly not "alike" (indeed the text of that option is
> explicit that it isn't necessarily alike).  Rather, I interpret it as
> saying that software-outside-init must be flexible enough to cope with
> that possibility, and degrade sensibly to a lowest common subset of init
> system features (IOW in practice, needs to keep working if sysvinit is
> pid 1).  Actual support for things beyond that minimum will require
> people who care about various init systems to step up and implement it.

What does this mean in the concrete example that lead to the ctte bug?
That is:

Provided logind is only provided by systemd (the current situation). May
GNOME depend on logind?

If not, do you plan to override the GNOME maintainers with this decision?

Ansgar


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