[Mageia-dev] Fwd: GNOME 3.4 will rely on hostnamed, localed, timedated D-Bus API

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Jan 27 22:25:13 CET 2012

Le vendredi 27 janvier 2012 à 16:14 +0000, Colin Guthrie a écrit :
> 'Twas brillig, and Michael Scherer at 27/01/12 15:52 did gyre and gimble:
> > Le vendredi 27 janvier 2012 à 10:07 +0000, Colin Guthrie a écrit :
> >> 'Twas brillig, and Olav Vitters at 27/01/12 00:00 did gyre and gimble:
> >>> Daemons will work under sysvinit. Just need to be installed
> >>
> >> Cool, I'll keep it in mind. They shouldn't need anything special to be
> >> honest and I think systemd is required by basesystem anyway
> > 
> > I fear some people may not like this, can we avoid adding a hard
> > requires, and in this case, split the package ?
> > 
> > ( or at least, if we cannot do otherwise, we need to document it, and
> > how to disable systemd in the release notes, with clear instruction.
> > People will complain, but we will answer "this is documented" ).
> Systemd is just installed, it doesn't mean it's used. You need to
> install systemd-sysvinit for it to replace sysvinit.

Yes, I know this is just installed and not used, but I am pretty sure
that some people will complain. 

> While I'm sure we could split the package up, I'm not really sure how
> much it gains in practice other than a few kb of disk space.

Disk space is not the concern. Making sure I do not start to kill people
who complain "systemd cannot be removed, this is an outrage !!" is the
concern :)

But if this cannot be done or too hard, no problem.
Michael Scherer

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