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Re: Switching the default startup method

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) [090824 19:38]:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 04:34:56PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > It's perfectly possible to make it the default *without* making it the
> > only supported option.
> I'm sure the maintainers would welcome patches to fix the bugs in question.

The most vital bug that needs to be fixed currently is the new dependency
from sysv-rc on insserv. The patch to fix this is trivial. (I'm
refraining to open a new bug report on this for obvious reasons.)

If the current maintainers are not willing to continue the
maintainership of sysv-rc in a good way anymore, they should consider
orphaning the package.

> If people aren't willing to provide those patches, then that evidently means
> that supporting the downgrade path is non-trivial, in which case I think
> it's perfectly reasonable for the maintainers to focus their attention on
> other bugs that impact *adoption* of the new system.

I'm sure that the try to enforce us all to switch to insserv even if we
don't like is doing harm to the adoption of the new system.

Getting that fixed would be quite good.


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