F22 System Wide Change: Systemd Package Split
jreznik at redhat.com
Wed Jan 21 11:21:23 UTC 2015
= Proposed System Wide Change: Systemd Package Split =
Change owner(s): Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek at in.waw.pl>
Split systemd-units out of the main systemd package
== Detailed Description ==
Systemd contains many binaries and depends on a fairly large number of
libraries. Packages which carry systemd units currently have to depend on
systemd (through %post, %preun, %postun macros used to install and uninstall
systemd units), which grows the dependency tree and increases the size of
With this proposal systemd-units subpackages will be split out again:
This subpackage will contain the directories and binaries necessary to satisfy
%post, %preun, %postun macros for packages containing systemd units
(systemctl, systemd-escape, systemd-sysusers, udevadm, journalctl), and config
information (pkg-config files).
The main systemd package would require this package so it will be pulled in on
all existing systems. All packages which have BuildRequires:systemd will also
pull it in transitively.
Systemd previously had a -units subpackage and ~150 packages still depend on
it. Those packages would start using the reduced subpackage immediately. Other
packages wishing to use the reduced dependency, would have to change the
BuildRequires and Requires to systemd-units.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Create the subpackage, test that macros work as expected.
* Other developers: Change the BuildRequires and Requires to systemd-units if
* Release engineering: None
* Policies and guidelines: s/systemd/systemd-units/ in the appropriate places.
== Contingency Plan ==
* Revert the packaging change and rebuild systemd. Main systemd package would
provide systemd-units, as it does now, so no other changes should be
* Contingency deadline: should be possible at any time.
* Blocks release? No.
* Blocks product? No.
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