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Re: Bug#886238: Please introduce official nosystemd build profile




[Possible candidate for a move to debian-project]

Hi,

On 06.01.2018 14:42, Simon McVittie wrote:

> If this is important to you (and when I say "you" here I mean
> everyone who agrees with that statement, not just you personally), then
> src:sysvinit and the ecosystem around it could really benefit from your
> help.

As it is now, we have a lot of people who are maintaining their own
packages outside of Debian. Can we get enough support to reintegrate
both the people and the code?

This is a social more than a technical problem at the moment.

Case in point: the subthread[1] starting with Marco D'Itri's

> This would be a lot of work for the benefit of a tiny audience: the
disturbed people who hate systemd so much that they cannot accept even
that libsystemd is installed on their computers.

Two well-known DDs chimed in in support, and all replies from DDs to
critical replies were completely dismissive of the criticism. Previous
instances of this have been similar.

What should I tell the people who are now maintaining these packages
outside of Debian will happen if they return? As of now, I have no
answer that would not be met with "see, that is why we left."

   Simon

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2018/01/msg00088.html

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