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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] elogind and libelogind0 (WAS: Re: We need upgrade reports
On Mon, 6 Jan 2020 13:53:09 +0000
Mark Hindley <mark@???> 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'

Extracted to a standalone package is a small step in the right

> 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.

IIRC, I've been able to reboot from the Window manager for about 20
years now. Systemd!


Steve Litt
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