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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




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On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 06:56:50AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
I believe Andreas Henriksson is right, the packages are going to be
removed unless someone with time and interest show up to take care of
them.  A good start would be to split initscripts off from the sysvinit
binary packages, to let them live separate lives.  It will be sad, but
the proper way for Debian to handle unmaintained packages in a sad
state.

Is it worth interested parties reaching out to the Devuan project
regarding person-power for sysvinit maintenance? As a derivative
distribution, I imagine their lives would become much harder if we did
drop sysvinit; they would have to pay the cost of maintaining the
sysvinit package themselves (which is what I am proposing they do now)
*as well* as a rapidly growing delta of sysvinit-support/initscripts in
lots of other packages, as they steadily rotted in Debian.

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