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Re: I'm not a huge fan of systemd

On Sb, 19 iul 14, 07:49:37, The Wanderer wrote:
> Which points out a large part of the problem, right there: most Gnome
> programs do not themselves need to interact with systemd itself (or any
> component thereof), but due to the dependency chain passing through
> Gnome, installing one of those programs will result in installing
> systemd. That qualifies them as "package[s] which depend ... indirectly
> on systemd ... without real need"; they do not need systemd, but they
> indirectly depend on it anyway.
> The problem is that each step of the dependency chain is there for good
> reason, at least from the perspective of the developers / maintainers of
> that particular package - but the end result is that a program which
> does not need systemd is packaged in a way which requires systemd.

That's also one of the reasons I don't even bother anymore to try out 
Gnome. Last time I did that (and didn't like it) it was just too 
difficult to un-install it due to circular Depends/Recommends. Why is 
any of this systemd's fault?

Kind regards,
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