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Re: Bug#492734: nut package freeze exception request (dependency based boot)

hi there,

2008/9/16 Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es>:
> * Anton Martchukov [Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:00:42 +0400]:
>> Hello Debian Release Team,
>> could you enable freeze exception for nut package?
>> There is a small change - removed symlink to init.d script
>> that fixes bug when nut package prevented insserv from
>> enabling dependency based boot:
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=492734
>> Dependency based boot is the release goal, so I think that
>> freeze exception would be appropriate.
> Wow. I'm not very knowledgeable on the matter, but after looking a bit
> around, I would say it is not okay to just remove that symlink.
> There's an "ups-monitor" virtual package defined in Policy, and
> apparently all packages providing it ship /etc/init.d/ups-monitor, and
> searching on the net one can find various bits of documentation
> referring to that file.

ooch, you're fully right. I've completely forgotten this one.
one more "don't do anything when you're tired, sick and overbusy" for me...
the only reference I've ever found on this is the one pointed by the
Policy, §3.6 "Virtual packages":

The current packages that provide ups-monitor are listed here:

Among these, only upsd (and nut-2.2.2-7 now) doesn't provide this
ups-monitor symlink.

> I'm CC'ing -devel (and dropping -release via a Bcc) to see if there's
> somebody around who knows more about this.
> If nobody is, my take is that this nut upload is gratuitously breaking a
> traditional interface, and I don't think that should be done just to
> please insserv. Looks to me like insserv should be fixed instead...
> (CC'ing maintainer as well.)

Peter, what's your take on this?
insserv is part of the release goal and I'm not sure that it will be
fixed in time.
on the other hand, as Adeodato noted, nut is now breaking a generic interface

finally, I don't have much time currently, so feel free to NMU when
the point is clarified.

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