Bullseye release notes / install instructions for alternative inits

Matthew Vernon matthew at debian.org
Sun Aug 1 13:35:47 BST 2021

On 01/08/2021 13:27, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> On 23/07/2021 15:29, Mark Hindley wrote:
>> Martin and Matthew,
>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 12:10:48PM +0200, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
>>>> The best time to perform the switch is after the "Selecting and
>>>> installing software" stage [link to]; though note that the
>>>> default GNOME desktop environment will only work with systemd - so if
>>>> you want a desktop environment installed, then deselect GNOME and
>>>> select another (Xfce, for example, works well without systemd).
>>> GNOME does not work at all? I thought it would be working in Devuan, but
>>> maybe I am mistaken.
>> Gnome certainly works in Devuan and I thought it did in Debian as well.
> gdm3 depends on libpam-systemd; I lazily assumed other bits of GNOME did 
> too (but haven't checked); I'd welcome correction on the matter.

My lowest-possible-effort test of "apt-get install gnome" on my 
XFCE/bullseye/sysvinit system fails because something is depending on 
libsystemd0 (which libelogind0 conflicts with).



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