-upstart subpackage vs tranditional initscripts

Chen Lei supercyper1 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:13:02 UTC 2010

Fedora have upstart as the /sbin/init daemon for a long time, but we
still use the old 'SysVinit' scripts from /etc/rc.d/init.d and fedora
packaging guideline have nothing about upstart.

Is it right for the maintainer to provide  two separate subpackages,
one with the tranditional rc.d contents and one with an upstart
scripts and make the -upstart subpackage have a higher priority over
sysinit subpackage?

yum list \*-upstart
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Installed Packages
clamav-scanner-upstart.noarch    0.96-1403.fc14        @rawhide
Available Packages
clamav-milter-upstart.noarch     0.96-1403.fc14        rawhide
dhcp-forwarder-upstart.noarch    0.8-1300.fc13         rawhide
ip-sentinel-upstart.noarch       0.12-1300.fc13        rawhide
milter-greylist-upstart.noarch   4.2.4-1400.fc14       rawhide
tor-upstart.noarch         rawhide

Chen Lei

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