[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

potential mass bug filing: sysvinit dependency

Hi DDs,

I am trying to get Scott's upstart daemon into Debian [0][1][2].
It's an alternative to sysvinit, but there's still quite a bunch of
packages which depend on sysvinit. These dependencies were introduced a while
back to work around an invoke-rc.d issue, and from all I can tell, they are
legacy/obsolete now.

0. http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstart.hml
1. http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstart2.html
2. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReplacementInit

Here is the list of packages that depend on sysvinit. For packages
marked with (*), I already have the maintainers' consent.

  powertweak-extra (*)
  nis (*)

I would like to file (normal) bugs to ask the maintainer to remove
the dependency, and per our Developers' Reference 7.1.1 I am
soliciting comments.

If there are cases when the dependency cannot be removed, we ought
to consider introducing a new virtual package for init daemons.

Thanks for any comments.

Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list!
 .''`.   martin f. krafft <madduck@debian.org>
: :'  :  proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user
`. `'`   http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info
  `-  Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems
NP: Explosions in the Sky / The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature (GPG/PGP)

Reply to: