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Re: Bug#886238: Please introduce official nosystemd build profile

Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 03, 2018 at 09:13:24AM -0500, Paul R. Tagliamonte wrote:
>> Conversely, if the patches are invasive and unmaintainable, its not on Debian
>> to merge them.
> Yes. But adding a "nosystemd" build profile is in no way "invasive and
> unmaintainable".

"nosystemd" doesn't require a build profile. If you don't want systemd
installed, you can install sysvinit or another init system instead, and
remove systemd.

Building without *libsystemd*, on the other hand, *is* invasive,
precisely because libsystemd *already* includes the necessary code to
handle systems without systemd, and building without libsystemd
duplicates that code. The correct response to a patch to build without
libsystemd is "no, that's what libsystemd exists for".

(If someone feels like inviting flames upon themselves, I'd suggest
retitling this bug to s/nosystemd/nolibsystemd/, to make it clearer what
the request is.)