consolekit fallout (was Re: Elogind v239.1 Devuan/Debian combined source)

Svante Signell svante.signell at
Sun Nov 11 16:50:09 GMT 2018

On Sun, 2018-11-11 at 17:24 +0100, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Sun, 2018-11-11 at 15:33 +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> > consolekit was a dead-end, and so for Debian at least we need
> > to work out how we're going to provide the equivalent
> > functionality in some other way (ie without resurrecting
> > a package of consolekit).
> consolekit was removed from Debian, so, recently, libpolkit-qt5-1-1
> (src:polkit-qt-1) lost the second half of “libpam-systemd | consolekit”
> in its Depends. My system still has 0.112.0-5 installed which uses
> consolekit, but this means KDE is now uninstallable, whereas it worked
> before without systemd (even the shim).

In Devuan ASCII libpam-elogind both Provides and Replaces libpam-systemd. But
according to the discussion in Debian this is not recommended?

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