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Re: Cinnamon environment now available in testing

On Fri, Sep 05, 2014 at 12:37:12PM -0700, Cameron Norman wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 5, 2014 at 1:57 AM, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > Noel Torres wrote:
> >> So we are clearly failing to follow the least surprise (for the user) path.
> >>
> >> Should not logind depend on systemd-shim | systemd-sysv instead?
> >
> > No. Systemd is the default init system. The default dependencies should
> > reflect that.
> It has already been explained that it being the default makes the
> order switching irrelevant for what you recommend. If people are using
> the default init, the dependency will already be satisfied and life
> will not be disrupted. The same thing should happen if people are
> using a different init: that decision should be maintained unless they
> manually uninstall the package that satisfies the init package's
> dependency.

Most Debian systems aren't using sysvinit by active choice, but because
it was the default when they installed their machines, so this argument
doesn't really make sense.

Kind regards, David Weinehall
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