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Re: Switching the default startup method

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 08:03:59PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * 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.)

I don't agree that this is a bug, and "fixing" this bug does nothing to
help improve the default Debian system.

> 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.

It's not for you to say whether they're maintaining it properly, though.
Maintainers don't stop being the decision makers for their packages just
because those packages are part of the base system.  While Debian progresses
more smoothly when we can achieve a clear consensus about the core packages,
if you want to override a decision that the maintainer has made, that's a
Technical Committee prerogative.

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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