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Re: Switching the default startup method

* Wouter Verhelst (wouter@debian.org) [090824 20:51]:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 11:34:00AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 08:03:59PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > > 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.
> There is no need to make sysv-rc depend on insserv if the goal is to
> make it be the default. I have nothing against making insserv be the
> default for current or future Debian installations, and in fact support
> that goal.
> However, I *do* have qualms with insserv being the *only* option (if you
> want to use sysv-rc), which is currently the case. That is not the same
> thing as it being 'the default', and that is what I have a problem with
> (and, I believe, most people in this thread who oppose the change,
> though I'll readily accept that I might be wrong there).

I agree with that. For the default, for the time being it could be a
low-prio question in d-i that decides whether to install it or not
(and default to yes). That'd both be forward, allowing our users the
choices, and give us enough usage that after some more time it really
could be that we can drop support of other methods.


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