Should libpam-elogind Provide libpam-systemd ?

Mark Hindley mark at
Tue Nov 6 13:47:43 GMT 2018

On Tue, Nov 06, 2018 at 12:43:48PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I asked this question on debian-devel.  I said I would summarise the
> responses.  I found that trying to write a summary involved me doing a
> bit of research, and that not everyone in the thread seemed to agree
> about everything.  To make a coherent picture I had to make some
> suppositions, some of which may still be wrong, but I think what I
> write below is roughly right.

Thanks from this. I will try to read the thread this afternoon. 

> Clear recommendations from the thread:
> Don't provide libpam-systemd.

>From Devuan's perspactive that is a shame. Devuan uses libpam-elogind
providing libpam-systemd as a way of providing the necessary functionality
without modifying a host of Debian packages.


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