Bug#947847: please install systemd-sysusers using update-alternatives
On 1/29/20 4:49 PM, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> Le mercredi, 29 janvier 2020, 16.07:21 h CET Thomas Goirand a écrit :
>> This reasoning can make sense, if we agree that we should use something
>> else than /bin/systemd-sysusers and standardize on something else like
>> /bin/sysusers. Then we modify the Debian policy that /bin/sysusers is
>> *the* way to do things, and using /bin/systemd-sysusers becomes a bug of
>> severity "serious" (policy violation).
> We'd first have to agree that an alternative is actually _needed_. And so far,
> the only arguments I have read in favour of providing alternatives to
> /bin/systemd-sysusers are:
> * A) it is shipped in the systemd binary package;
> * B) Having competing implementations is important;
> * C) it comes from the systemd project;
> * D) it has a systemd-* name;
Very much, B for me... I don't want to see Debian stuck in a position
where we are locked-in. This is my main motivation.
C and B are distractions that I'm not at all diving into.
A is annoying, because that imposes micro-packaging on systemd
maintainers (a 200k+ package for just this simple feature? really?), and
we try to avoid this project-wide.