well, i know, the bug reports are sent long time ago and they're very
old, and i'm concerned about the "dummy" solution but.. ;))
is it a feasible idea to make a, say, hurdinit package and then OR-ify
the dependences, [sysinit|hurdinit]?
$ grep -c "Depends: .*sysvinit" /var/lib/dpkg/available
there're only 9 packages in unstable-linux that depend on it :)
the hurdinit pkg would be the dummy one used now, or maybe an special
init for the system, i don't kow.
i think that a better idea may be fix the outstanding bugs, including
this (i've already seen Marcus' solution), specially as the sysvinit is
a basic package in the Deb G/L system; but i suppose that this solution
is more or less like "take over" the package from the maintainer hands..
a little bit drastical :/
Manuel A. Fernández Montecelo <email@example.com>