[pkg-fso-maint] Upstart and sysvinit in packages - Policy needed

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Mon Feb 14 12:57:17 UTC 2011

[Marco Amadori]
> I think it would be interesting for wheezy to easely permit an Admin
> to choose an alternate init system

Sound like a good idea, if it do not give the Debian project a lot of
unneeded work.

> and to permit to package maintainer to carefully provide init script
> tailored for a particular system of interest.

Personally, I believe it the last point is a bad idea.  Asking package
maintainers to provide boot setup for several boot systems is going to
leave some of these setups to slowly decay as only the one used by the
package maintainer will get proper testing.

I believe we need to come up with a way where most or all package
maintainers (perhaps those handling kernel events and early boot stuff
should be expected) only need to maintain one boot setup for their
package, and this boot setup should be used by all the different boot

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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