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Re: Bug#915407: libpam-systemd: please add a virtual package "logind" to allow alternatives


On Mon 24 Dec 2018 at 05:37pm -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:

> I (not speaking for the whole team), have no objection to this patch.
> However, it was pointed out to me that virtual packages require policy
> updates[1], first starting as a debian-devel discussion. So I'm starting
> this now
> The proposed virtual packages are:
> logind: a org.freedesktop.login1 D-Bus API implementation
> default-logind: should be provided by the distributions default logind
> provider (currently pam-systemd)
> Background: currently libpam-systemd provides two features currently used
> by third parties: one is the necessary hooks to start the systemd
> implementation of login1. The second is hooking up the systemd --user
> service manager. This virtual package attempts to disentangle the two so
> that packages that only require logind can use an alternative
> implementation.
> Adam/other elogind maintainers, please clarify/improve wording if this was
> somehow inaccurate.

There seems to be a consensus (and this is not really controversial), to
please file a bug against Policy with a patch to the virtual package
list for seconding.

Sean Whitton

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