Bug#947847: please install systemd-sysusers using update-alternatives
On Wed, 2020-01-29 at 12:24 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> It's not like having two competing implementations causes much
> harm here.we technically _can_ allow any /bin/systemd-* to be
> provided by another implementation, that we should (actually, I think
> we should clearly _not_).
Of course the name should not be systemd-*. That would conflict with
systemd upstream, and a lot of other stuff too!
> /usr/bin/systemd-* is clearly implementation-specific. Now, if we are
> to allow alternative implementations of /usr/bin/system-brewmycoffee,
> we should first push to an alternative /usr/bin/brewmycoffee, get the
> systemd maintainers to "subscribe" to it using our great alternatives
> system, and provide our /usr/bin/open-brewmycoffee.
Why should they be subscribing? There are other people within Debian
who can provide alternatives.
> And I think that now, that not so many packages have yet adopted
> systemd-derived facilities, is a great time to set this as a good
Is this your interpretation of the GR?