Re: Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.
* Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) [140212 19:00]:
> Packages should normally support the default Linux init system. There
I would drop the word "Linux" here - Packages should support our
default init systems.
> are some exceptional cases where lack of support for the default init
> system may be appropriate, such as alternative init system
> implementations, special-use packages such as managers for non-default
> init systems, and cooperating groups of packages intended for use with
> non-default init systems. However, package maintainers should be
> aware that a requirement for a non-default init system will mean the
> package will be unusable for most Debian users and should normally be
Also, I would think it appropriate if packages should (i.e. in case
appropriate patches are available) support other init systems, and not
depend on the default init systems.
> The Technical Committee offers no advice at this time on requirements
> or package dependencies on specific init systems after the jessie
> release. There are too many variables at this point to know what the
> correct course of action will be.
I think we could just drop the whole paragraph.