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Re: Switching the default startup method

* Steve Langasek (vorlon@debian.org) [090824 20:34]:
> 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.

That's what this discussion about. It's obvious that we don't agree.

> > 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.

It didn't say they don't maintain it properly. Some of the reasonings
brought up in this thread include reasonings that sound like the
maintainers would actually like to get rid of sysv-rc, and if that's
indeed the case, I was just saying an obvious possibility. Sorry if
any of my words sounded like an accusation, that was not intended.


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