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Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.

Uwe Storbeck <uwe@ibr.ch> writes:
> On Feb 12, Russ Allbery wrote:

>>     Packages should normally support the default Linux init system.
> [..]
>>     Package maintainers are strongly encouraged to merge any contributions
>>     for support of init systems other than the Linux default, and to add
>>     that support themselves if they're willing and capable of doing so.

> Assumed a package has (only) start scripts for sysvinit. This satisfies
> "Packages should normally support the default Linux init system" (using
> sysvinit compatibility mode).  Someone provides patches to add native
> support for upstart and systemd, maybe to use advanced features like
> socket activation.  Following the above proposal the package maintainer
> is encouraged to apply the patch for upstart (as an init system "other
> than the Linux default"), but not the patch for systemd.

> Wouldn't it be better to change that to something like "for support of
> any init system"?

Yes, that's much better.  Thanks!

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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