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Bug#727708: init system discussion status

Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> writes:

> I think it'd be appropriate to allow dependencies on runit (or another
> package that contains an implementation of /sbin/init), as long as
> either the depending package doesn't depend on having /sbin/init be that
> init (which holds true for runit), *or* if an alternative package exists
> to integrate with the default init system.  For instance, git-daemon-run
> versus git-daemon-sysvinit versus a hypothetical git-daemon-systemd, or
> a future gnome-session-systemd or gnome-session-upstart package (for
> whichever init system isn't the default).  (Note that the latter would
> work better if upstart stopped conflicting with sysvinit, similar to how
> systemd can be installed without being init.)

Yes, this sounds right to me too.  It's not the package dependency that we
care about, it's whether it forces a particular init system to be PID 1.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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