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Re: Removing libsystemd0 from a non-systemd system




On 2018-05-06 at 21:25, David Griffith wrote:

> What's the point of allowing libsystemd0 to exist when systemd has
> been purged?

So that programs which interface with systemd can detect whether or not
systemd is present, and fall back to alternate code paths when it's not.

As I understand matters (without having actually dug into the code),
that detection code literally is what libsystemd0 *is*; when systemd is
present, it passes through function calls to be handled in appropriate
places, and when systemd is not present, it returns an appropriate
default or failure value.

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