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Bug#727708: package to change init systems

On Sun, Feb 02, 2014 at 11:44:55AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> writes:
> > No, it does not require sysvinit support for all packages indefinitely.
> > The current TC decision is *for jessie*.
> The D/U/O/V/GR options are for jessie.  T and L aren't.  Nothing in T or L
> are limited to jessie.  If that's what you think they should say, then you
> need to convince someone to change the current wording, but that's not
> what we're talking about voting on right now.

My reading of the current wording in [1] is that in

<--  snip  -->

   The default init system for Linux architectures in jessie should
   be ... .

   This decision is limited to selecting a default initsystem; we
   continue to welcome contributions of support for all init systems.

   Software outside of an init system's implementation may not require
   a specific init system to be pid 1, although degraded operation is

   Maintainers are encouraged to accept technically sound patches
   to enable improved interoperation with various init systems.

   This decision is automatically vacated by any contrary General
   Resolution which passes by a simple majority.  In that case the
   General Resolution takes effect and the whole of this TC resolution
   is to be taken as withdrawn by the TC, just as if the TC had
   explicitly withdrawn it by a subsequent TC resolution.

<--  snip  -->

there is an "in jessie" at the top, and it is stated nowhere that any 
part of this resolution would be outside of the scope of the "in jessie".

The M option Ian previously suggested [2] had an explicit
"for the foreseeable future" that made the intention clear.

If all TC members agree that the T/L riders are not intended to be 
limited to jessie, can you make that clear by adding a statement
like "For jessie and later releases, " to the front of the middle 
sections (the ones starting with "Software") in the T/L riders?


[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2014/01/msg00603.html
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2014/01/msg00486.html


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