Proposed release goal for Squeeze: Switch to dependency based boot sequencing

Fielder George Dowding fgdowding at
Sun Apr 12 17:25:28 UTC 2009

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 11:14 PM, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at> wrote:
> [Fielder George Dowding]
>> I have a plain Debian installation, lenny,  on this box setup as if I
>> were in Germany complete with a German keyboard. I prepared this box
>> some years ago to study the German language. I have not changed back
>> to English, so it has been fun observing the change in help and error
>> messages from a little German to mostly German.
> Very good to hear about your successful insserv test report. :)
>> There is some more translation work to do I see.
> Heh, right.  I suspect it is better to just remove these messages.
> There are most useful during testing.  In production, I suspect they
> should be removed.
>> Yes, this strikes me as a very good move.
> At the moment 1.46% of the population got the insserv package
> installed according to, and I suspect that somewhere
> between 0.38%(vote) and 1.21%(old) has enabled it.  I suspect the best
> way to get dependency based boot sequencing enabled by default is that
> a lot of users is using it and can report that it work properly. :)
> Because of this, your report is a step in the right direction.
> Happy hacking,
> --
> Petter Reinholdtsen
> Linux counter user #14
> _______________________________________________

Actually, Petter, I have just successfully booted this box using the
newly installed insserv package. As they say, "The proof of the
pudding is in the eating".

Fielder George Dowding, KL7FHX
dba Iceworm Enterprises
Debian GNU/Linux Lenny
User Number 269482

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