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Re: Removing sysV init files

+++ Russ Allbery [2016-01-15 10:04 -0800]:
> Alec Leamas <leamas.alec@gmail.com> writes:
> > Given all this: would it be OK to drop the sysV files in a stretch
> > update?

Please don't. Some people still use sysVinit and expect things to work
more-or-less as they did previously.
> I feel like removing the sysvinit scripts entirely would be "reverting
> existing support without a compelling reason."  But I also think that
> people who want to use sysvinit (or upstart, or any other init system)
> will have to contribute some support there in the form of bug reports and
> patches, just as with any other non-default configuration in Debian. 

Exactly. We'll submit bugs if we notice breakage. And fixes if they
are sufficiently obvious.

Principal hats:  Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM

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