-upstart subpackage vs tranditional initscripts

Colin Walters walters at verbum.org
Wed Jun 2 16:53:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Chen Lei <supercyper1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

No, that's crazy.  The benefits of using the upstart syntax are small,
and would be completely outweighed by the downsides of bloating the
package set like this.  It's also really undiscoverable; very few
system administrators are going to be actively seeking out -upstart

Long term we need to pick one init system and change things to take
advantage of it by default. Lennart's suggestion of shipping both in
the main package seems quite sane.

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