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Bug#975075: tech-ctte: non-systemd dependencies in non-NM packages

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 09:07:03PM +0000, Matthew Vernon wrote:
> [0] to that end, orphan-sysvinit-scripts is in NEW,

Glad you're taking that route. I had been thinking of other things to
suggest that would make your life easier while allowing maintainers to
drop init scripts if they so desire, but I couldn't really come up with
anything better than that (except for a few very convoluted things that
don't really improve the situation).

> and while I hope your ruling will not result in a bonfire of perfectly
> good init scripts, I hope that maintainers who decide to ditch them
> will let us know so we can add them there

Maybe talk to debian-policy to come up with some wording to be added to
either the developer's reference or policy that discourages dropping
init scripts, but encourages talking to the maintainers of
orphan-sysvinit-scripts if for whatever reason it ends up being

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