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Bug#746578: More systemd fallout :-/ [and 1 more messages]

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 05:24:29PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> We know that with such a dependency apt won't install systemd-shim if
> systemd is /already/ installed.  That leaves the upgrade case.  During
> upgrade the change in dependency may result in systemd-shim being
> installed as well as systemd, but that is harmless.

> If it is not harmless then that is an RC bug in systemd-shim whose
> effects on end users in jessie can be avoided by filing that bug and
> preventing systemd-shim being in the release.  But so far this is
> theoretical - AFAICT no-one has suggested that having systemd-shim
> installed when systemd is in use is anything except harmless.

There was a bug report, which Josh linked to in this thread, to the effect
that cgmanager (which systemd-shim depends on) was interfering with systemd
at boot.

This was an RC bug, and has already been dealt with accordingly.  But it
wasn't theoretical.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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