New upstream version of elogind (v241.1)

Adam Borowski kilobyte at
Wed Mar 13 03:05:00 GMT 2019

On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 06:36:16PM +0000, Mark Hindley wrote:
> The new upstream version of elogind is available (241.1). I have a proposed
> package for upload to Debian that I would be grateful for review of and
> comments.

The package seems to work for me fine.  Unmodified packagekit can
reboot/shutdown, regular programs linked against libsystemd work, etc.

> The most significant change is that libelogind is now ABI compatible with
> libsystemd, and can be used to replace with symlinks. The great
> benefit of this is that policykit works with elogind without recompilation.
> The ~rc1 package is at

Alas, the debdiff is really huge.  I don't know how to get this through
during the freeze.  Yes, the regression without it from Stretch is quite
nasty -- can't have any modern desktop environment with any init other than
systemd -- but a whole new upstream release with such massive changes will
probably be rejected.

That's not really a fault on our side -- required patches were provided
since January _2018_ (then June, then November, December, ...), without any
response from the systemd side -- but with the last minute change of plan,
to patch not policykit but elogind, it's elogind that would need to get a
freeze exception.

Not sure what to do.

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