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Re: Is missing SysV-init support a bug?

On 2016-08-26 19:53, Wookey wrote:
After Stretch there may not be that many sysvinit users, but I think
that 2 releases is the minimum sensible period to maintain support for
such a siginificant change.

But it seems that this discussion does not consider if sysvinit support in the conntrackd package is useful for the remaining sysvinit users or not. It seems to be more of a knee-jerk reaction to the removal, as in "we can't let that happen" because of some kind of assumed policy that hasn't been updated. It's one thing to assume precedent everywhere and let the maintainer actually determine what's the best for the package. Rather than users finding out the caveats mentioned in [1] the hard way by deploying the package on sysvinit.

Apart from the concerns around popcon being representative or not (although do note that we rely on the data in many places like determining key packages) it would be helpful sometimes to be able to slice and dice the data into "how many users do have sysvinit as their init system and use this package". Alas, AFAIU that's not possible today.

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

[1] http://ral-arturo.blogspot.com/2016/08/why-conntrackd-in-debian-is-better-with.html

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