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

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 09:23:11AM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> 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
> repository.

> 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.

I'd like to believe this; however, the fact that bug #726763 is still open
leads me to fear otherwise.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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