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Bug#975075: tech-ctte: Should maintainers be able to block init compatibility changes?


On Mon 28 Dec 2020 at 12:24AM +01, gregor herrmann wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Dec 2020 15:39:47 -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
>> On Sun 27 Dec 2020 at 07:26PM +02, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> > My reasoning is that init scripts are the end goal, and that elogind is
>> > just a symptom of that end goal, and that therefore talking about
>> > elogind in isolation serves no purpose.
>> The GR specifically mentions elogind and not init scripts.
> "Technologies /such as/ elogind …" (emph. mine) shows to me that this
> is meant as an example, as a "demonstration", and not as an
> exhaustive list [0]. So neither is elogind "special" nor is it the
> only relevant piece of software to consider supporting. [1]

Yes, fair enough, thanks.

I think what is more relevant is that hard Depends: are harder to work
around than being asked to move files between coinstallable packages.

Sean Whitton

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