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Re: Should libpam-elogind Provide libpam-systemd ?

On Fri, 02 Nov 2018 at 12:20:55 -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> please work with packages
> that depend on libpam-systemd to add appropriate alternatives like
> libpam-systemd | libpam-elogind if and *only* if they work with both.

Yes, this. libpam-elogind is very unlikely to be enough to satisfy
dbus-user-session's dependency, for instance, unless elogind has taken
an excursion into systemd-like service management while I wasn't looking.

Some packages depending on libpam-systemd want logind's D-Bus and
libsystemd APIs, which elogind can mostly or entirely provide; policykit-1
is likely to be one of these.

Other packages depending on libpam-systemd want systemd --user, which
elogind can't provide, and which I'm reasonably sure people who don't
like systemd wouldn't want anyway (if you have a reason not to want
systemd managing system services as pid 1, then the same reason probably
applies equally to your per-user services).


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