Back a while ago, I declared an intention to work on adding dependencies
for initscripts to make them more robust. I won't have any time to work
on them for at least a month, and probably not for a longer time than
that. Sorry about that.
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh is going to have a meeting about initscripts
issues at Debconf5 on Sunday morning, and is interested in working on
this and other initscripts issues. Others have said they'd also be
interested in joining the work. I suggest that everyone interested in
this get together, by replying to this mail or otherwise, and start
hacking. No point in waiting for me to take the first step, in case
"It's broken. Just fix it."