[arch-dev-public] systemd - move to base group and expect it to be installed?

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Tue Sep 12 20:02:54 UTC 2017

On Tue, 2017-09-12 at 19:58 +0200, Andreas Radke wrote:
> New filesystem/systemd packages in testing have changed the way we
> create system users/groups. That's done now via systemd itself or using
> a systemd hook. So every package that needs certain user/group existent
> or certain UID/GID to install its file will depend on systemd to be
> installed on the system.
> Check https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/55492 - systemd is now part of
> base-devel.
> I think it's not consequent not to move it to base group. It's the only
> init system we support and therefor should be expected to be installed
> on every Arch installation from now on. User/group creating packages
> will need it installed in any way.


Systemd is in the base group since October 2012. Not sure to understand if your
problem is about base or base-devel.
Most of our packages moved to systemd-sysusers. Would make sense to not have
filesystem do the same?

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