Bug#976868: libelogind-dev: does not provide libsystemd-dev

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Tue Dec 8 20:55:25 GMT 2020

On Tue, 8 Dec 2020, Maxim Chintalov wrote:

> I am attempting to install libgnome-desktop-3-dev, which has a
> dependency on libsystemd-dev, but it ended in APT error. Although
> libelogind0 provides libsystemd0, libelogind-dev is not providing
> libsystemd-dev.

I think this is by design; applications are supposed to build
against the systemd headers and then, if they only use functions
also exposed by libelogind0 they can also run with that.

Normally, you only need those -dev packages in buildd chroots,
which nowadays are/can be init-less, anyway.

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