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Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.

Ian Jackson writes ("Bug#727708: init system coupling etc."):
> In the spirit of my response to Noah Meyerhans:
>     In general, software may not require a specific init system to be
>     pid 1.  The exceptions to this are as follows:
>       * alternative init system implementations
>       * special-use packages such as managers for init systems
>       * cooperating groups of packages intended for use with specific init
> 	systems
>    provided that these are not themselves required by other software
>    whose main purpose is not the operation of a specific init system.
>    Degraded operation with some init systems is tolerable, so long as
>    the degradation is no worse than a tolerable bug.  So the lack of
>    a particular init system does not excuse a bug nor reduce its
>    severity; but conversely, nor is a bug more serious simply because
>    it is an incompatibility of some software with some init
>    system(s).
> Is this a clearer line to draw ?

I'd appreciate feedback from other TC members on this wording.


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