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Re: Debootstrap on GNU/Hurd Status

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 12:58:42AM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 07:44:08AM -0700, Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > > Well, I had it running, so it is certainly possible.  How you go about
> > > integrating such a port back into the Debian package is a mystery I
> > > was never able to solve.
> > 
> > I asked the Debian *BSD folks last week if they were planning on using
> > sysvinit, and I was told they had almost no problems getting the changes
> > they needed integrated upstream.  Perhaps there's been a change.
> Seems like the sysvinit-maintainer is listening to the needs of other
> ports:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200304/msg01144.html
> --8<--
> I have split up sysvinit into three packages:
> - sysvinit
> - initscripts
> - sysv-rc
> This is so that BSD and the Hurd can easier replace just the parts
> they need, probably just initscripts and sysv-rc, and so that
> alternative systems like file-rc can be dropped in easier.
> --8<--
> I did not look any further into the technical part of this split, though.

This sounds promising.  As the Hurd side is also ready for sysvinit
integration, someone could now have a look at what is still needed.


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