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Systemd is being removed from Tumbleweed

September 20th, 2011 by

Respecting users is a priority to the openSUSE Project so when something does not work the way it should be, taking a step back is more preferable than delivering something that is not ready yet. For that reason yesterday afternoon Greg K.H. announced to the openSUSE-factory mailing list that systemd is being removed from Tumbleweed so that users won’t have a problem with it. That way it will allow developers to spend more time on working on it in order to have systemd ready for the upcoming 12.1 instead of chasing problems that are specific to Tumbleweed.

Here is the e-mail from Greg K.H. announcing the removal of systemd from Tumbleweed:

Due to a number of inter dependencies on packages that are not ready for
Tumbleweed, and other interactions with the system that are causing
problems for some users, I’m going to remove systemd from Tumbleweed
today to allow the developers to spend more time on getting it stable
for Factory and 12.1 instead of having to chase down problems that are
specific to Tumbleweed only.

So if you have installed systemd in Tumbleweed, I suggest you now remove
it with a simple:
zypper rm systemd


greg k-h

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One Response to “Systemd is being removed from Tumbleweed”

  1. Rajko M.

    For those following Phoronix link http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTkyNg .

    Current Tumbleweed is based on openSUSE 11.4, and it is normal that some systemd requirements are not well addressed with older software base.

    It seems that some commenters on the linked Phoronix message have a problem to differentiate between openSUSE mainline release, like 11.4 that is not rolling release, and Tumbleweed as add on repository that offers latest stable packages for 11.4 based systems as soon as they appear upstream.

    More about Tumbleweed you can find at http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed .