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Re: systemd effectively mandatory now due to GNOME

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 09:47:52AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > 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.

Current logind (in systemd v205+) depends on systemd instead of
implementing its own cgroup handling. Thus, if you want to implement the
logind API for non-systemd machines, you will need to create and
maintain a separate program for that - either create a fork based on the
standalone logind code from old systemd or write a new program. Or
alternatively implement all the systemd APIs required by current logind
in your own init or its helper processes.

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