Bug#959920: systemctl,elogind: No more co-installable

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Thu May 7 03:38:26 BST 2020


Axel Beckert wrote:
> I currently don't see a satisfying solution for that, [...]

actually I just came up with an idea which would also solve #959828.
But unfortunately it requires cooperation from the systemd package
maintainers — which from my experience makes chances rather low that
this will be implemented.

Anyway, here's the idea:

If the systemd package would provide Provides for at least those
interface also offered by alternatives (e.g. systemd-systemctl,
systemd-logind), then elogind would just need to have to Conflict with
"systemd-logind" and systemd-systemctl would just need to Provide
"systemd-systemctl" or similar. And they would be co-installable
again, because they both provide replacements for different interfaces
of systemd.

		Regards, Axel
 ,''`.  |  Axel Beckert <abe at debian.org>, https://people.debian.org/~abe/
: :' :  |  Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin
`. `'   |  4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329  6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5
  `-    |  1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486  202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE

More information about the Debian-init-diversity mailing list