[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] default init on non-Linux platforms

Steven Chamberlain steven at pyro.eu.org
Wed Feb 19 00:19:36 UTC 2014

Apparently sysvinit scripts must be retained anyway for a smooth
migration to jessie;  also for easy backporting of jessie packages to
wheezy, and maybe other reasons.  Non-Linux ports are likely to use
those SysV init scripts, though we might invoke them from something
other than sysvinit.

I know some maintainers would like SysV init scripts to disappear, but
the earliest I think that can happen for existing packages would be
jessie+1.  In that case, we should try to plan for a similar migration
from jessie to jessie+1.

It's difficult to predict so far ahead, but if it will be a migration to
OpenRC, maybe jessie should try to have OpenRC already in place, so that
it will be able to use jessie+1's runscripts when they appear and be
able to shut down cleanly when SysV init scripts are gone.

(I think Thomas was describing the same situation in the context of sid)

Steven Chamberlain
steven at pyro.eu.org

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