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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,

no way!

> 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
> practice.

Is this your interpretation of the GR?

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