Bug#991880: gdm3: Please support systemd and elogind via the logind virtual packages

Mark Hindley leepen at debian.org
Wed Aug 4 12:15:15 BST 2021

Package: gdm3
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear colleagues,

Please consider adjusting the gdm3 dependencies to support libpam-elogind as
well as libpam-systemd via the logind and default-logind virtual packages.

I think I remember it being said (although I cannot now find the reference,
apologies if I have misremembered) that gdm3 might require systemd --user and
therefore note work with elogind. However, as far as I can see, operation
without systemd --user is supported and the gdm3 changelog only mentions a
requirement for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR which elogind provides.

To confirm this, I have tested gdm3 with libpam-elogind and can find no

I would appreciate you considering the attached patch for the bookworm cycle.

Many thanks.

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