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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:25:14AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> 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.)

I know. ;)  I'm going to circle around to that this weekend now that I've
pushed the patches to the BTS.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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