Re: How to avoid stealth installation of systemd?
On Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:13:31 +0100
Wookey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > You get a choice of 'prevent-systemd' which stops it running as
> > > init but allows the -shim and libpam packages so that logind and
> > > the like will work. Or 'systemd-must-die' which conflicts with
> > > everything systemdish.
> > Please rename the systemd-must-die package to something neutral.
> > Thank you.
> OK. I did rename the source package, but I liked the binary and
> thought anyone else who actually wanted this would enjoy it too, so
> it seemed appropriate despite not being entirely 'PC'.
> I think some people are failing to see the humour in this name
> (and Dawkins knows we could use some humour round this subject), but I
> guess if it's not going to be allowed then it's not going to be
I'm sure you have heard about the amount of headache one joke of
Douglas Crockford with its "JSLint license" provoked .
Humour is a wonderful thing (and while not being a systemd hater myself,
I did appreciate the pick of the original package's name) but it has
its limits of applicability. The official Debian software archive sets
such limits--as simple as that.