-upstart subpackage vs tranditional initscripts

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Wed Jun 2 13:21:37 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 09:13:02PM +0800, Chen Lei wrote:
> 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?

In the absence of guidelines, it is certainly right to leave it to
the packager. Now if you want to draft a packaging policy regarding
upstart, I guess it would be welcomed.

That being said, it seems that the new init system, systemd is already in 
the pipe. Doing a policy for an obsolete technology may be some time
lost. Maybe even better would be preparing a policy for systemd scripts
than doing a policy for upstart vs sysvinit.


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