Bug#924037: Please add anacron back to task-desktop and task-laptop
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2019 16:54:32 +0000
- From: Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#924037: Please add anacron back to task-desktop and task-laptop
The rationale for this change is IMO not correct.
Michael Biebl <biebl@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
| all important cron jobs have a corresponding .timer unit
This is not a sufficient condition. Firstly, it is necessary for all
cron jobs, not just ones considered `important', to have a
corresponding timer unit, for this change to be correct.
Secondly, this change simply breaks systems without systemd. If
(which I deny) it is a good idea to change this for systemd systems,
measures should be taken to arrange that non-systemd systems still get
anacron. For example, a dependency on systemd-sysv | anacron
(Thirdly, and tangentially, for reasons explored further in the
debian-devel thread, systemd timer units are not a suitable
replacement for many applications.)
Also I think that when changes are being made which might break
non-systemd systems, the Debian Ecosystem Init Diversity team
should be consulted so that the appropriate fixes can be developed.
Finally, this change is rather late wrt the freeze.
Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> These opinions are my own.
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