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Re: Draft text on Init Systems GR

Thibaut Paumard <thibaut@debian.org> writes:

> I think this is very ambiguous and my immediate interpretation is
> probably not what the original proposer means. The two extreme
> interpretations I see for "designed to work exclusively with systemd"
> are:

>   - my guess for the OP meaning: some piece of software that is directly
> related to systemd, tries to enhance it and in the end should be part of it;

>   - my immediate interpretation: any piece of software where upstream
> does not care for (or does not have the resources to support) non-systemd.

> The first interpretation is very strong but difficult to phrase in a
> less ambiguous manner.

> The second interpretation is so very light that this option on the
> ballot is effectively equivalent to "scrap everything, support only
> systemd".

As Policy editor, I would interpret "designed to work exclusively with
systemd" as including any software that, upstream, had a hard dependency
on a systemd feature.  That includes obvious things like logind, but also
daemons meant to only work with socket activation, any early-boot packages
that expect systemd behavior and are only tested with systemd, or software
that relies on systemd sandboxing and would be RC-buggy without it.

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

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