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Re: let's split the systemd binary package [Was, Re: systemd effectively mandatory now due to GNOME]

Le 24/10/2013 10:54, Jonathan Dowland a écrit :
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 06:27:51PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> So first of all, how hard it is to split is irrelevant.  This is work
>> that must be done, and Debian should not accept excuses for it not
>> being done.
> I have a lot of respect for the Debian systemd maintainers and I think
> it should be their call as to whether this split must be done or not,
> and how to do it if so.


The split has already been done, hasn't it?  Merely installing the
systemd package does not make systemd the active init system on the
machine. You need to do it yourself or install the systemd-sysv package
for that to happen.

So systemd may very well be recommended on the platforms on which it
works. It's not obvious how it could be an actual mandatory dependency
on some architecture but not on some other, though. The fact that GNOME
works without it on some architectures points in the direction of a
recommendation rather that dependency.

Kind regards, Thibaut.

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