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Re: systemd effectively mandatory now due to GNOME

2013/10/24 Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>:
> [...]
>> If Gnome depends on gnome-settings-daemon, which now depends on systemd,
>> this might be a worrying trend, as non-Linux kernels don't support systemd.
> Well, that's one more reason the init system and the dbus services should be
> separated out in the packaging.
Some of the services consume functions and features provided by
systemd (the init system). So splitting it out is not an easy task.
Ubuntu manages to do that by heavily patching systemd and their own
upstart to support a systemd-less system. (of course, there is stuff
which does not need systemd[1].

[1]: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/InterfacePortabilityAndStabilityChart/

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