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Re: Insidious systemd




On 2019-05-28 22:16:27 +0100, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On 2019-05-27, Patrick Bartek <patrick.bartek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi, all!
> >
> > Needing to convert this box from wired ethernet to wireless, I searched
> > for a suitable network manager and wicd looked good:  No desktop
> > environment dependencies (I use a window manager Openbox and single
> > lxpanel), compatibility with Openbox, etc.  Imagine my surprise when
> > during the simulated install (I always check), I discovered systemd
> > init was set to replace sysvinit.  I had converted Stretch to the
> > latter during its install last year, but left the systemd libraries.
> >
> > There was no mention of this wicd caveat or any systemd dependency
> > anywhere.  Obviously, there were.  What other things does systemd do
> > that users are unaware and contrary to their wishes?  I wonder . . .
> >
> > After more investigating, I came across wifi-radar whose simulated
> > install doesn't muck my system.  Any suggestions for something
> > better?   I could just go with iwconfig or iw?  No big deal.  I've done
> > it before.  But being lazy, if I can find an app to do the work, so
> > much the better.
> >
> > Thanks for any input.
> >
> > B
> 
> Are you trolling? You need to talk to the maintainers of wicd and ask
> them why there is a systemd dependency.

He shouldn't. I've a machine that is still under sysvinit, and
I can install wicd without any dependency issue.

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