Re: The future of non-dependency-based boot
> Manually choosing the order remains a reasonable choice for many
> servers. The upstream dependencies are not always sufficiently detailed
> and edits to the init files can be lost when upgrading.
Your assumptions are wrong. You do not have to edit the init.d files
themselves to override their dependencies, and risk them going away
during upgrades. I created the possibility for the system
administrator to insert overrides in /etc/insserv/overrides/ for just
this use case.