Re: all modern desktops need systemd, either send patches or life with it (Re: systemd now appears to be only possible init system in testing)
Adam Borowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 03:58:32AM +0200, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> Well, the subject (and also the body) conveyed the wrong message, that
>> systemd is mandatory in Debian now. Which - as you also said - is
>> wrong, at least for two reasons: a.) it's logind, not systemd and b.)
>> only desktops are affected.
> apt-get install logind
> E: Unable to locate package logind
> If logind was detachable from systemd, it would be in a separate package.
logind is also not mandatory in Debian now. It's just required, upstream,
by all the major desktop environments.
I think one point Holger was making is that *desktop environments* are not
mandatory in Debian. I have lots of Debian systems, including my desktop,
that don't run any desktop environment at all.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>