Bug#835507: Please clarify that sysvinit support decision is not going to expire
Sam Hartman writes ("Re: Bug#835507: Please clarify that sysvinit support decision is not going to expire"):
> [Ian Jackson:]
> > I am running stretch with sysvinit on my laptop. It seems to
> > work for me. I haven't conducted any kind of systematic
> > survey.
> That's the rough estimate I thought you could provide easily and was
> looking for.
> That's good enough that I definitely support reaffirming policy 9.3.2
> and 9.3.3.
I don't know if you want to include in your resolution a list of
examples of things which are NOT good reasons to drop sysvinit
Such bad reasons, which have been advanced on debian-devel, include:
* The maintainer does not have a system running sysvinit to use
for testing and development of the sysvinit scripts.
* The package only supports Linux.
* The package has really good systemd integration.
* "It's time to let sysvinit die". (In some cases phrased as "the TC
decision was 2 years ago" or some such.)
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