> On 7 Sep 2022, at 17:29, Mike Gilbert <flop...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> 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
>> WDYT?
> 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.

A virtual _might_ have value to add to @system for desktop profiles,
but I'm not sure. The other criticisms remain, of course.

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

Documentation on the wiki (either on the dbus page, or a new dbus-broker)
explaining how to migrate & its advantages would be most welcome.

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