On Wed, Sep 7, 2022 at 11:56 AM Marek Szuba <mare...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> Dear everyone,
> I wonder if we should create a virtual package to allow our users - or
> at least those who run systemd anyway - to choose between sys-apps/dbus
> and sys-apps/dbus-broken as D-Bus implementation for their systems. The
> usual "Gentoo is about choice" thing aside, there is now at least one,
> security-related, problem with the former which can be worked around by
> switching to the latter: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/22737

A virtual seems a bit pointless for the following reasons:

1. dbus and dbus-broker can be (and usually are) installed simultaneously.
2. dbus-broker[launcher] utilizes config files installed by dbus, and
actually RDEPENDs on sys-apps/dbus for that reason.
3. Many client applications depend on sys-apps/dbus for libdbus.

If you can think of some way to encourage users to install/enable
dbus-broker, that seems like a good idea to me.

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