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Re: Re-Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

On 16 October 2014 21:41, Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote:
> And for what exactly? Gnome right now is installable with systemd-shim +
> sysvinit, why can't this GR wait until after release when the dust has
> settled?

That is great! And is exactly what the GR is supposed make sure keeps
happening. Debian would simply make a public commitment to keep
supporting use of all Debian-packaged software with any init system.
Does this also mean that such a GR is not actually a blocker for
jessie release?

> If you don't like upstreams choices, *you* should write patches. Not GRs
> telling other people to do so.

We have all kinds of policies about what is fine in a package and what
is a Release Critical bug. That is a big part of what makes a
distribution. This simply adds - "must be able to work with any init
system running at PID 1" to those requirements.

Best regards,
    Aigars Mahinovs        mailto:aigarius@debian.org
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