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Re: sysvinit: moving the contents out of the Essential: yes package?

Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 00:16 -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:

>> The only way to address the Essential conflict for the jessie release
>> seems to be to move the contents of sysvinit to a new package, and make
>> sysvinit a metapackage that depends on an ORed list of the possible
>> providers of /sbin/init.  E.g.:

>> Package: sysvinit
>> Essential: yes
>> Pre-Depends: sysvinit-core | upstart | systemd-sysv

> What about adding openrc to the list above, at least for some
> architectures. No decision has been made by the ctte yet, or?

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe OpenRC does not provide
process 1 or /sbin/init and still relies on sysvinit for that.  So the
above would be correct for OpenRC.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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