elogind (Re: Bug#905388: Devuan has working packages, but they need work wrt) systemd

Ian Jackson ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Wed Nov 7 18:18:28 GMT 2018

Hi, I'm taking the liberty to CC d-i-d on my reply to this private
email from Mark:

Mark Hindley writes ("Re: Bug#905388: Devuan has working packages, but they need work wrt systemd"):
> I need to think about the next step. It is a bit chicken and egg:
> having removed Provides: libpam-systemd from libpam-elogind it can't
> really be tested in Debian. However without getting the package into
> sid we can't bug maintainers to update the dependencies.


How about if in the meantime we make an empty compatibility package
  Depends: libpam-elogind
  Provides: libpam-systemd
or some such, which we use for testing, but do not upload to Debian ?

That would make it fairly easy for people who mostly had an existing
buster install to try out the new elogind, before the dependencies are
updated.  Having tested it like that we can upload it to sid and start
asking for dependencies to be changed.


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