Bug#938952: [debian Buster] [arm64 pinebook] [sysvinit-core] libsoup2.4-1 : Depends: glib-networking (>= 2.32.0) but it is not going to be installed

Adam Borowski kilobyte at angband.pl
Wed Oct 9 00:14:29 BST 2019

On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 10:44:12PM +0200, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, Jean-Marc LACROIX wrote:
> > It seems that now all is ok, because sysvinit is correctly installed on Debian
> > 10.1
> Yes, but the other packages are not yet ready for elogind
> in Debian 10.anything and never will, because Debian 10.x
> was released in April 2019, and this will not get updated.
> (Backporting elogind once everything works will help, but
> not enough, because other packages hard-depend on (usually)
> libpam-systemd and lack the | logind alternative.)

And that's basically the only problem.

elogind in buster uses a separate libelogind which makes it immune to the
libsystemd alternative problem that haunts unstable.  That makes grabbing
libpam-elogind-compat or bolting it upon buster's libpam-elogind enough
to satisfy dependencies.

I don't remember if that's enough or not for policykit-1 to work adequately,

> If you wish to use elogind, either be prepared to do
> unspeakably evil things (such as editing the internal
> dpkg status database, which I did to great success on
> an RPi last week) or upgrade to unstable (in which the
> only missing piece polkit-qt is).

Editing dpkg status is bad.  An equivs package (which libpam-elogind-compat
essentially is) is a much cleaner option.

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