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From: Raffaele Belardi <raffaele.belardi@××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: remove gnome/systemd
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:30:00
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: remove gnome/systemd by Nikos Chantziaras
On Tue, 2017-09-12 at 21:22 +0300, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> On 12/09/17 18:55, Raffaele Belardi wrote: > > After several months of Gnome3 I decided it is too heavy for my old > > workstation and would like to go back to LXDE. The flow could be: > > > > 1. rebuild kernel with openRC support and install > > 2. emerge -C gnome networkmanager > > 3. emerge -C systemd > > 4. change profile to generic desktop (non-Gnome) > > 5. emerge -N lxde-meta > > 6. emerge -N xdm openrc anacron sysklogd sysvinit > > 7. reboot > > > > I doubt it will be this easy... anything I'm missing, suggestions? > > You can just keep systemd and only remove Gnome. Switch to another, > non-Gnome systemd profile and unmerge Gnome, then do a --depclean. > Also > look in your world file to see if you have anything in there that > prevents depclean from removing it.
Thanks, I'm not against systemd, it's just that I'm more familiar with OpenRC. I installed systemd only to avoid the hassle of a gnome- without-systemd and in these few months I've had no complaints about it. After much reading I concluded that an init system is just that, after startup you generally have little interaction with it so one stable system is practically equivalent to another one. That is, if you don't care about the technical/philosophical issues behind one choice or the other... raffaele