Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:06:41PM +0100, W. Martin Borgert wrote:
>> If I understand correctly, the current Ubuntu version 1.4-0ubuntu8
>> works perfectly for Debian. Is there any reason to not upload this
>> version to Debian?
> The main reason is that there is as yet no solid policy that would allow
> native upstart jobs to be included in Debian packages. Without that,
> the newer upstream versions of upstart deliver very little value.
> I have patches outstanding for debhelper (bug #577040), sysvinit
> (#660824, just filed though the patch has been discussed previously),
> and lsb (bug #661109). Combined with finalizing policy bug #591791,
> that would put us on firm footing for including upstart jobs in Debian
> packages without breaking the sysvinit world. Then and only then do I
> think it's worth looking at bringing upstart 1.4 into Debian.
Ball's in your court on the Policy bug. :) (Not that Steve is the only
person who can push it forward, of course.)
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>