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

Hey Colin,

On 29 January 2014 21:13, Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 07:21:43AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>> >   Q2: Is it OK for packages to depend on a specific init system as
>> >   pid 1 ?
>>   Q2a: Is it OK for packages providing init systems to provide other
>> APIs beyond just the minimum needed for starting/stopping services?
> We might disagree on the extent, perhaps, but I doubt anyone on the
> committee would vote against this in its general form;

So looking at the votes today, I would have said that both Ian and
Andi's original votes are against this (ranking the options which
allow specifying a dependency on a specific init below further
discussion), and probably Steve's does too, although I assume that's
more an objection against the wording.

At least, the impact seems like it is:

 - init systems can provide whatever extra APIs they like
 - other packages can only use extra APIs if they have a dependency on
the providing package
 - packages may not depend on specific init systems

 * therefore packages cannot use the extra APIs


Anthony Towns <aj@erisian.com.au>

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