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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM Martin Steigerwald wrote:

> As long as people choose to strip of dependencies to libsystemd from
> packages like util-linux, avoiding a fork would not work with how Debian
> and Debian based distributions are built.

It might be feasible to introduce nosystemd build profiles to Debian
source packages and then create a shed/bikeshed/PPA (once that
infrastructure exists) that contains rebuilds using that build
profile. That would allow Devuan's libsystemd stripping to be
completely merged into Debian source packages and infrastructure. I
guess Devuan have other changes that might be easier or harder to
merge too though.