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Re: Switching the default startup method

Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> writes:

> - it was never properly discussed and accepted before. If we switch to a
> dependency based boot system, why to this mess from SuSE called insserv?

There was a *ton* of discussion of insserv across multiple mailing lists
over a period of at least months and I think years.  I'm really not sure
what more you could be asking for.

>> The fact that symlinks have to be changed by hand whenever one daemon
>> gains a dependency on another, possibly in cascading fashion, is one
>> such bug.

> That's indeed an issue, but one which was never a big problem to
> handle.

Er, it certainly has been for the packages that I've been involved in
maintaining.  For one of them (openldap) there is no useful choice that
makes everyone happy because the necessary dependencies can't be reduced
to a simple numerical ordering without way too much cascading change.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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