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

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Wed Nov 7 18:29:52 GMT 2018

On Wed, Nov 07, 2018 at 06:18:28PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> 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.
> Yes.
> 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.

Yes, I thought of that approach. However, I was concerned that it might be a
blocker to getting elogind accepted into Debian if I added it to the elogind

But we could certainly roll a separate temporary compatibility package. I can
have a look at it later.

And there is always equivs...


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