[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Please make a new uptream sysvinit release

Miquel van Smoorenburg miquels at cistron.nl
Tue Jan 8 11:57:00 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 12:20 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> Hi.  Did you get this email?  I have not seen any reply.

I did , but I'm very very busy at work, with linux-kernel-drivers, with
social things, vacation, buying a house, so I don't think I'll have much
time for sysvinit.


> [Petter Reinholdtsen 2007-12-24]
> > Hi.  You are listed as the upstream developer for the sysvinit
> > package, and it is quite a long time since the last release.  In the
> > mean time, quite a lot of bug fixes and improvements have been
> > developed, and the version used by the different Linux distributions
> > are diverting more and more.  I am one of the Debian maintainers for
> > this package, and even though I try to track patches applied to the
> > SuSe and Fedora version, I am sure there are others I have failed to
> > discover.
> > 
> > To reduce the differences between distributions, it would be very
> > useful to have a new official release of the sysvinit package, with
> > the patches that make sense to have in all distributions integrated.
> > Perhaps it would be a good idea to switch the package to group
> > maintenence, with the maintainers from the Linux distributions as team
> > members?
> > 
> > Anyway, the current list of patches applied to the Debian package is
> > available from 
> > 
> >   http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-sysvinit/sysvinit/trunk/debian/patches/?rev=0
> > 
> > Please apply the ones you believe are correct and generic and release
> > a new version of sysvinit for us to integrate into our distributions.
> Happy hacking,

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