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Re: mass bug filing of 'ucf: command not found' errors detected by piuparts

Roger Leigh wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 11:52:42AM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 08:10:11PM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > > > Interesting timing. initscripts started depending on ucf just a
> > > > few
> > > > days ago, which makes ucf quasi-essential.
> > Well, I would argue that packages in the essential set shouldn't be
> > adding
> > new dependencies without some discussion and review on debian-devel
> > first.
> Hopefully we can remove the ucf dependency; please see #648433.
> Currently /etc/default/rcS is intentionally only installed once

sysvinit is currently at 9/10 days and about to migrate to testing.
If these two controversial changes (initscripts adding dependency on ucf
(which becomes transitively-essential), updating rcS on upgrade) should
not find their way into testing (in the current form), action should be
taken now.


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