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Re: Re-Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

On 10/17/2014 05:14 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> aigarius@debian.org wrote:
>> To be frank, in cases like logind I would expect the logind binary
>> package to be split out and its source patched in such a way to allow
>> it to work without systemd running (however badly) and moving the main
>> systemd package from Dependencies to Recommended.
> It is quite clear that the real world does not and will not meet your
> expectations, because logind is not released this way and is not
> packaged this way.
> Now what?

Now, if we can't get the patches we need in the original sources, we
deal with such a non-cooperative upstream and do what's needed on the
packaging side. That's not the first time, and it wont be the last, and
it's not even specific to systemd.


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