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Author: Mark Hindley
To: Hendrik Boom
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] elogind and libelogind0 (WAS: Re: We need upgrade reports
On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 08:39:45AM -0500, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> Just wondering -- did it refuse to boot or be otherwise seriously
> unusable until you had installed elogind and libelogind0? Were your
> text-only consoles affected? Or did it just interfere with desktops?
> And just curious -- never heard of these before systemd. What do they
> do?

>From https://github.com/elogind/elogind/:

'The systemd project's "logind", extracted to a standalone package'

It keeps a record of logins, seats and sessions and maps pids to those so that
desktoppy things like being able to reboot from the desktop work without having
to become root.