[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#754063: Bug#754063: initscripts: no longer depends on ifupdown
michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Fri Jul 11 06:53:58 UTC 2014
Excerpts from Steve Langasek's message of Mon Jul 07 18:33:23 +0200 2014:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 09:25:36AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 10:07:10AM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> > > Package: initscripts
> > > Version: 2.88dsf-53.2
> > > Severity: grave
> > > Justification: renders package unusable
> > > I upgraded initscripts which no llonger depend on ifupdown.
> > > Hence I have no networking on next boot.
> > > IMHO this renders the initscripts unusable for 90% of users.
> > The git history shows that ifupdown has never been a dependency of the
> > initscripts package. And there's no reason that initscripts should be
> > responsible for pulling this package onto the system; and upgrading
> > initscripts should not cause ifupdown to be *removed* from the system
> > either.
> > So why do you think this is an initscripts bug?
> Looking further, I see that the initscripts in unstable declares a Breaks:
> on the version of ifupdown in stable. So it's certainly possible that if
> you were installing initscripts by hand on a stable system, ifupdown would
> be removed. Is this what you did?
Yes, I was trying latest initscripts because currently some scripts do
not run after installing systemd.
The current initscripts do not resolve the problem but cause ifupdown to
Presumably on dist-upgrade ifupdown will be upgraded rather than removed
so this is only problem when trying separate packages.
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