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Rob Ubuntu Linux rob.ubuntu.linux at
Wed Nov 28 12:17:22 GMT 2007

On Nov 28, 2007 3:32 AM, Ismael Luceno <ismael.luceno at> wrote:
> El Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:13:57 +0000
> "Rob Ubuntu Linux" <rob.ubuntu.linux at> escribió:
> > t just sounds lightweight and it does not require a Desktop X
> > environment, so why should there be objections, based on low power
> > CPU?
> How many OS install it by default?

If Upstart is replacing init(8) in a distro, when it requires libdbus
and the dbus daemon for event handling -- 100% will install it by
default, or the package manager will install it when you choose
Upstart as an optional "experimental" feature.

If you're looking to be a end-user drop-in upgrade via 1 source
package for init(8), I can see that would be an issue.  But remember
Desktop environments, depend on dbus, so a lot of the enthusiasts who
like to play around, will have it already.

On an OpenSuSE box without Upstart, have following dbus packages
installed without asking :

fir:~ # rpm -qa | grep dbus
rpm -qif /lib/
Name        : dbus-1-devel                 Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 1.0.2                             Vendor: SUSE LINUX
Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 59.2                          Build Date: Thu Nov  8 02:32:41 2007

Presumably the "devel" status of the runtime libdbus-1 is an anomaly.

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