Comment 8 for bug 1668123

Brad Marshall (brad-marshall) wrote :

I've had this occur on another system, and this time I could debug it a little more freely. This is an interesting output:

# dpkg --purge --simulate systemd
dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of systemd:
 snapd depends on systemd (>= 204-5ubuntu20.20); however:
  Package systemd is to be removed.

dpkg: error processing package systemd (--purge):
 dependency problems - not removing
Errors were encountered while processing:

Now, why snapd was installed I'm not sure, but I guess that's what installed systemd, since the snapd package depends on systemd.