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Re: Being part of a community and behaving

The Wanderer <wanderer@fastmail.fm> wrote: 
        I find that interesting.
        I recall being told that, while it is technically possible to compile
        and use GNOME without systemd - specifically, without libpam-systemd and
        its backend infrastructure - doing so now loses so much functionality
        that the result is barely (if at all) worth using. (This is a

        Is that not correct?

Not quite.
The functionality that is directly dependent on systemd (timedated,
hostnamed and the like) would be missing, but not to the point of making
the desktop unusable. 

However, many pieces of GNOME depend directly on PolicyKit, which can
only use one of ConsoleKit or systemd-logind, the choice being made at
build time.

In short: if you want to make GNOME in Debian work without systemd, you
need to make PolicyKit able to switch between both at runtime (like GDM


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