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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] elogind and libelogind0
On Mon, Jan 06, 2020 at 01:53:09PM +0000, Mark Hindley wrote:
> 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.

I see. So in effect it provides a privilege check on rebooting.

-- hendrik