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Bug#537243: lintian: init.d-script-uses-usr-interpreter should not error when using Python

Luke Faraone <luke@faraone.cc> writes:

> I have an application which has an init.d script written in Python,
> intended for use in desktop environments.  The script will not start
> before /usr is mounted (due to the runlevel that it starts on), and as
> Python is virtually an Essential package, it is very unlikely to be
> removed from a system.

Hm, I really do think that this is a technical Policy violation, because
Python can be removed and is not Essential at which point the init script
will not cope properly.  I agree that it's not horribly likely, but I
don't feel right adding an exception in Lintian without adding an
exception in Policy.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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