[ I would usually add debian-boot@ in Cc so that my peers get into the loop but let's not add extra noise. ] Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> (2014-10-18): > Svante Signell <email@example.com> writes: > > > In summary, the CTTE is asked to make a decision on debconf warnings on: > > 1) Changing init system on upgrades (including sid) > > 2) Inform about alternate init systems for new installations > > For issue 1, I think it's clear that you're asking the CTTE to overrule a > maintainer, which falls within our jurisdiction. > > For issue 2, I believe this is a question for debian-installer and the > corresponding maintenance team. Are you asking us to overrule a > maintainer decision there? If so, could you provide a pointer to the > specific decision you're asking to overrule? Or, if you're asking for us > to do something else, like issue technical advice, could you point at the > discussions you've had with the debian-installer team about this already? > > The default would be to defer to the debian-installer team and let them > follow their normal decision-making processes, so for this to be a TC > issue, I think we need some sign that process has failed in some way > before 2 becomes actionable for us. While it looks like a good idea to have proper documentation in the release notes as far as the upgrade and a possible init switch are concerned, I really fail to see why one would need to be "informed about alternative init systems for new installations". [A] If that means adding an extra prompt where most users will have little to no clue as to what this question is about: no, such prompts are very much not welcome in d-i, and this has been the case since I first heard about d-i. [B] If that means adding documentation in the installation guide, I don't see why this specific topic would have to be covered there (and translated in many languages). Anyway, I think [A] was brought up various time (first with the init-select thing and last occurrence was in [P] where someone demanded we patched debootstrap to support preseeding another init system, while preseeding another init system is possible already); I don't recall a bug report against installation-guide about [B]. P. https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2014/10/msg00290.html Mraw, KiBi.
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