[arch-dev-public] [RFC] preparing dbus for coexistence with kdbus

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Dec 1 19:36:20 EST 2013

On 12/01/2013 03:05 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Work on kdbus is nearing completion (of a first version at least) and
> it will soon be submitted upstream. We will also soon have a 'bridge'
> in systemd between the old libdbus and kdbus. This bridge will
> conflict with the old dbus daemon, but libdbus will still be around
> for a long time.
> All of this stuff is very much still under development, and the
> details are not clear yet. However, to make it simpler for Arch users
> to help out with the testing and development of kdbus and its systemd
> counterpart, I'd like to propose the following:
>  * split 'dbus' into 'dbus' and 'libdbus'
>  * make dbus depend on libdbus
>  * other packages will still depend on dbus, rather than libdbus directly.
> For the regular users, this should have no effect, but for people
> building and testing systemd/kdbus it means they can still stick with
> our stock libdbus rather than building their own. At some point in the
> future, I expect this will be beneficial to all, as we will likely
> drop the dbus and just keep libdbus around.
> Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Tom


Nice. I read that kdbus is only enabled in tarball build if you want,
(so the support is optional at least for now)

Maybe I am wrong, just guessing, but since our LTS kernel will not
include kdbus, this implies that we have two systemd packages, one for
standard kernel and other for lts kernel?

Good luck!

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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