Devuan bug report logs - #481
gparted-1.0.0-0.1 comes with dependencies for systemd components

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Package: gparted; Maintainer for gparted is (unknown);

Reported by: Klaus Ethgen <Klaus@Ethgen.de>

Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2020 08:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: debian

Found in version 1.0.0-0.1

Forwarded to https://bugs.debian.org/962214

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From: Mark Hindley <mark@hindley.org.uk>
To: Klaus Ethgen <Klaus@Ethgen.de>
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Subject: Re: gparted-1.0.0-0.1 comes with dependencies for systemd components
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On Wed, Jun 03, 2020 at 12:44:06PM +0100, Klaus Ethgen wrote:
> > Well you were trying to install gparted and that does require logind
> > functionality so you do want it and would use it, if only indirectly.
> 
> Thats exactly the problem, it doesn't. That is a weak dependency that
> should at most be recommended. That how it worked with earlier versions
> too. That dependency for logind is just artefactual and not really
> needed.

OK. That is fine. I understand better. However, gparted is not a forked package
and Devuan uses Debian's packages directly. If you want them to reconsider that
decision, please would report the issue directly to Debian's BTS.

> > If you want to avoid that you could consider using one of the command line
> > partitioners like parted, fdisk....
> 
> Yes, yes, thats how I use it most of the time. However...
> 
> Let me express something else about elogind and the library replacement
> for libsystemd. On one hand I like it. But it did put the library to
> /usr leaving my system unbootable. I had to recover it with grml.

Could you submit a new report for that against libelogind0, please?

Thanks.

Mark

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