Re: debootstrapping and sysvinit
It is certainly true that sysvinit is an important package, and as
such, it requires either frequent care and attention to deal with bugs
(and you have a lot of open bugs against the sysvinit package).
For better or for worse, the release history of sysvinit has not been
one which has been characterized by "release early and often".
When I offered to help earlier (because I had an important e2fsprogs
bug that I couldn't close because it was blocked on a sysvinit bug),
you admitted that you were pretty busy these days. Perhaps it would
be useful for you to accept help in the form of a co-maintainer for
the package? Sysvinit is important enough that this might be
considered a good idea....
 121 bugs, of which 56 are Important/Normal, and 61 are
minor/wishlist, and 4 are fixed/pending.