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Re: Switching the default startup method

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 09:52:03AM +0200, Martin Wuertele wrote:
> * Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> [2009-08-24 09:19]:

> > So far, the only bugs that have been highlighted in this thread appear to be
> > bugs that happen when trying to remove insserv.  If there aren't any
> > problems with the new system, why do we need to support downgrading?

> Because several people prefere to use file-rc for various reasons, e.g.
> on embedded systems. Therefore it is essential that insserv can be
> purged without running into such bugs.

The main thing I know about file-rc is that it's a corner case that further
breaks upgrade handling when packages need to renumber their symlinks in
/etc/rc?.d.  I know "embedded" is often used as a catch-all to describe all
kinds of crackful ideas, but I'm at a loss to see how this makes file-rc
in particular appealing to anyone.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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