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Re: Bug#602511: Fwd: Re: upstart support for nodm


Am Donnerstag, den 07.07.2011, 01:35 +0200 schrieb Enrico Zini:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 11:31:40PM +0530, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > But then I find that dh_installinit would not install the regular init
> > script if an upstart job is present, uses a compatibility link
> > in /etc/init.d and adds a dependency on upstart-job, which seems to be
> > only provided by upstart. I’m not sure if we want to force all users of
> > nodm to switch to upstart – or is there an alternative?
> > 
> > Enrico, what is your level of caring about nodm ATM?
> It goes in bursts, mainly depending on when I have customers who would
> like me to work on it.
> I've just finished a rewrite so that nodm is now a real package manager,
> tomorrow I'll do some real world testing and if all goes well, an upload
> of the new version to unstable.

Great, I always found nodm a far better approach than dpkg!

(Sorry, CNR ;-))

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:06:45AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Also, I strongly counsel *against* shipping this, or any, upstart job in a
> > Debian package until this policy bug is *fixed*.  The conversation is
> > ongoing, and deploying such upstart jobs now realistically just runs the
> > (very high) risk that you'll have more work to do on your package later once
> > the policy interfaces are refined and implemented.
> That is fine with me, I'll do that.
> I must admit that I've just found myself in a rather intense WTF moment,
> after finding out that the nodm package from the master branch was
> depending on upstart and not shipping an init.d file.
> I'm now going to move the upstart work that has been committed (thank
> you for it, though!) to a separate "upstart" branch, and I'll upload
> without it for now.

Sounds good to me, and thanks for the ongoing maintenance.

BTW, since I stopped using the Freerunner and, after your rewrite (which
I appreciate!), don’t really know any of the nodm code, would you mind
taking over maintenance completely? I doubt that I add much value here
any more.


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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