Reply to post: Re: More honest questions

systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

keithpeter
Windows

Re: More honest questions

"First, has MATE had the sense to steer clear of SystemD as a dependency?"

@steelpillow

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/279603/using-mate-desktop-without-systemd

Above has a discussion and links to other resources including the Arch wiki and to Gentoo documentation.

http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/download

link above lists the installation instructions for a range of Linux/*BSD distributions.

It looks as if the answer to your entirely reasonable question is "it depends on which options in the .config file the packager decided to enable"

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