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Bug 645348 - gnome-base/gdm: support elogind as alternative to systemd
Summary: gnome-base/gdm: support elogind as alternative to systemd
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-01-22 11:28 UTC by Jan Henke
Modified: 2019-03-19 22:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Jan Henke 2018-01-22 11:28:45 UTC
gdm currently hard depends on sys-apps/systemd and the ebuild assumes systemd to be used as init daemon. With sys-auth/elogind there is an alternative to full systemd, so gdm can be run with OpenRC (+ elogind) again.

At the very least the ebuild needs to accept sys-auth/elogind as an alternative to systemd and the sys-auth/pambase dependency should be satisfied by either sys-auth/pambase[systemd] or sys-auth/pambase[elogind].
Comment 1 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2018-01-22 12:36:41 UTC
We can't provide such blind modifications before someone actually tests them and confirms that everything works as needed.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-03-19 22:40:14 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 003b0f462810dfbeee0edda88243d19983dc3333
Author:     Mart Raudsepp <>
AuthorDate: 2019-03-19 21:39:51 +0000
Commit:     Mart Raudsepp <>
CommitDate: 2019-03-19 22:39:20 +0000

    gnome-base/gdm: add elogind support
    Include a patch from 3.32 that removes long gone legacy argument
    to, as to make it uniform with the added elogind
    support (and not add that legacy arg there too) and be able to
    reuse the pam-elogind.patch bits for 3.32 without changes, just
    dropping the argument patch.
    The elogind support is achieved without patches by
    making use of the standard PKG_CHECK_MODULES builtin AC_ARG_VAR
    provided variable override support and passing elogind values
    there as a drop-in replacement. So we don't need an eautoreconf
    and maintaing an autotools patch until upstream moves to meson.
    Initial VT is put back to 7 for elogind for the time being until
    there is more clarity what will happen with and how
    things interact with agetty out of the box (potential keyboard
    stealing, etc).
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.52, Repoman-2.3.12
    Signed-off-by: Mart Raudsepp <>

 .../gdm/files/3.30.3-pam-drop-legacy-arg.patch     |  29 +++
 gnome-base/gdm/files/pam-elogind.patch             |  24 +++
 gnome-base/gdm/gdm-3.30.3-r1.ebuild                | 222 +++++++++++++++++++++
 gnome-base/gdm/metadata.xml                        |   1 +
 4 files changed, 276 insertions(+)