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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 8:10 UTC (Mon) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501)
In reply to: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion by jspaleta
Parent article: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

"Mature" here means that I install a package and get the software working. Besides the sore issue of sysvinit being essential, which means that installing upstart is a bit scary. If you want to include an upstart init file, you just use the standard Debian packaging tools, which do the right thing with them (an example of the wrong thing: with the current systemd in Wheezy, there is no simple way to properly enable a service in the postinst script. There are several methods you can do on your own, but they generally fail if your system is installed where systemd is not PID1, such as in a debootstrap. This was fixed already).

How do you install openlaunchd on Debian? How do you install mdm or whatever it is called? How do you package their configurations?


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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 8:45 UTC (Mon) by johannbg (guest, #65743) [Link]

With whatever method is used in Debian I presume and those maintaining those ports having to deal with the work involved in doing that.

And as far as I know Debian has never "officially" released any releases with either kfreebsd or hurd which makes it even less sense that they have anything to say which init system will be the default in Debian GNU/Linux part.

The kfreebsd and hurd communities in Debian have to decide for themselves which init system they want to use since in the end of the day they are responsible for implementing,packaging and maintaining it that work should not fall onto other maintainers hands.

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 10:29 UTC (Mon) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

https://www.debian.org/ports/ lists kfreebsd-amd64 and kfreebsd-i386 as official ports. hurd-i386 is indeed an unofficial port.

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 16:26 UTC (Mon) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

> Besides the sore issue of sysvinit being essential

This is no longer true. There is now a sysvinit-package which is indeed essential, but it is empty and pre-depends on sysvinit-core | upstart | systemd-sysv. Problem solved.


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