Bug#800014: multipath-udeb: not installable: depends on libsystemd0

Ritesh Raj Sarraf rrs at debian.org
Mon Sep 28 18:47:42 BST 2015

On Mon, 2015-09-28 at 18:53 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> [ Adding debian-boot at lists.debian.org back. ]

Sorry about that.

> > This was intentionally done because upstream added systemd
> > dependency
> > some time ago. For Jessie, I had disabled systemd support, but now,
> > it
> > makes sense to have it, and align with upstream and other
> > distributions.
> > 
> > So, I think the real question is about why libsystemd0 does not
> > have a
> > udeb ?
> > 
> > systemd maintainers should provide that input.
> Some input from someone who doesn't know a thing about systemd or
> multipath: libmultipath.so.0 has a NEEDED entry on libsystemd.so.0,
> which seems to only define symbols named sd_* (which seems fair). The
> only use I see in libmultipath.so.0 is sd_listen_fds.
> Its manpage says:
>        sd_listen_fds() shall be called by a daemon to check for file
>        descriptors passed by the init system as part of the socket
> -based
>        activation logic.
> There's no systemd in d-i, so there's no socket-based activation
> logic,
> and you can't rely on that in your multipath udeb.

Hmmm... I'll look into it later. But when you say "No systemd in d-i",
does it mean that is how it is going to remain ?

Ritesh Raj Sarraf | http://people.debian.org/~rrs
Debian - The Universal Operating System
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