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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: Joel Roth
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Fw: Ignorant question: What is the point of removing systemd while keeping elogind?

Joel Roth via Dng <dng@???> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 06, 2024 at 08:26:52PM -0500, Steve Litt wrote:
>> It appears to me that Thorsten Glaser/ //mirabilos, the guy who argued
>> for continued sysvinit support from day 1 and was shut down by the PTB
>> (Powers That Be) has created an empty package, called
>> logind-considered-harmful, that appears to my package management
>> ignorant mind to make elogind unnecessary. Judging from conversations
>> on this list, I think this fact might be of interest to some of you.
> I don't have elogind on my system. FWIW, these packages
> depend on elogind.
> $ apt-cache rdepends elogind
> elogind
> Reverse Depends:
>   libpam-elogind
>   elogind-dbgsym
>     elogind:i386
>  |mate-power-manager
>     elogind:i386
>   libpam-elogind
>     elogind:i386
>  |debian-podman-config-override
>     elogind:i386

The ones prefixed with a | indicate that elogind is a dependency with

The one for mate-power-manager also works with consolekit. The one for
debian-podman-config-override can use cgroupfs-mount insteand and is
only a recommendation.

Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen