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Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.


I must admit that I only followed this part of the discussion from a

However, one thing really strikes me:

On 12/02/14 at 14:08 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> [loose coupling]
>    Software outside of an init system's implementation may not require
>    a specific init system to be pid 1, although degraded operation is
>    tolerable.

This is super vague. What does being "outside of an init system's
implementation" mean? What does "degraded operation" mean?

If you really want to have that discussion now, rather than wait for
actual, concrete problems to discuss, I'd suggest that you build a few
hypothetical scenarios, and discuss them. And then build a resolution
that represents the aggregated opinions on those few hypothetical

But I also don't really understand why there's a particular urgency
for the TC to rule on that. Are there packages with tight coupling
already in the archive?


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