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Re: default init on non-Linux platforms

On 02/18/2014 11:08 PM, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 10:55:32PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> On 02/18/2014 10:15 PM, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> [...]
>>> If we have working OpenRC on kFreeBSD and GNU Hurd, can I do:
>>> Depends: systemd | openrc
>>> if I want to get rid of non-declarative init scripts in my daemon
>>> packages?
> [...]
>> Once I consider OpenRC ready for it, would it be ok to just replace
>> sysv-rc by OpenRC, and transform sysv-rc into a transitional package?
>> What is the opinion of other DDs? Is there anyone which would like to
>> keep the old featureless sysv-rc?
> My opinion is that maintainers should still provide sysv init scripts until it
> is decided that Debian does not support sysvinit any more. The TC decided that
> systemd will be the default init system on Linux, not that it would be the only
> init system.
> Dropping support for sysv init scripts now means that you are burning the
> bridge before you finished crossing it.

You are IMO missing the point. I'm not proposing to drop support for
init scripts, but remove sysv-rc. That's very different! We could
continue to have init scripts but have OpenRC to use them.


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