Bug#727708: Init system resolution open questions
Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 09:39:37PM +0100, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
>> Maintainers only should not drop support for a (default) init system
>> when the application supports it.
> So if udev (maintained by systemd upstream as part of the systemd
> sources) would ever get a dependency on systemd being the init
> system, that should be fine even when the decision of Debian
> was to support multiple init systems?
If it doesn't work at all without systemd enabled, yes. Note that this
doesn't stop people from keeping it working without systemd in which
case it wouldn't need this dependency.
Having already existing packages gain a dependency on a specific init
system is probably more controverse and more people might want to avoid
that, but that is (IMHO) no reason to forbid such dependencies
 That's why there was a footnote in my earlier mail.