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Re: systemd effectively mandatory now due to GNOME

Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net> writes:

> Well I hope this doesn't turn into some kind of flame war... about
> systemd, GNOME or similar.

> In sid, gnome-settings-daemon depends now on systemd.

I'm missing a key bit of context here.  Does gnome-settings-daemon just
require that systemd be installed?  Or does it require that the init
system be systemd?

The systemd package itself can be installed without changing init systems,
so it's possible that gnome-settings-daemon just needs the non-init parts
of this and one can install systemd for those bits and then go on with
one's life without changing init systems.  However, I don't know if
systemd installed this way then starts its various non-init services.

This seems like a fairly critical question, since if all that is required
is for the systemd package to be installed (but without a change in the
init system), this is all a tempest in a teapot.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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