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Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie

Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> writes:

> Thus, I believe the only acceptable option for Q2 from among your set is
> "requiring a specific init is permitted even if it is not the default
> one".  But I would prefer to vote a ballot that doesn't mention
> dependencies at all.

I agree with this; I don't think we should try to force developers into
significant work to satisfy an init system constraint as that may
prevent or delay important fixes and improvements from entering the

Of course, nothing would prevent someone else from fixing these kinds of
bugs and having those fixes get merged into the package, potentially
invoking §6.1.4 to have the tech-ctte resolve any conflict as needed.
However, I'd anticipate that most package developers would readily
accept fixes that made their packages work for more people.


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