Removing conflicts of init system

Guillem Jover guillem at
Sat Dec 22 16:54:26 GMT 2018


On Fri, 2018-12-21 at 23:57:38 +0100, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018, Dmitry Bogatov wrote:
> > I propose to replace current approach with update-alternatives(1)
> […]
> > Opinions?

> No. update-alternatives is too fragile to handle things like
> /bin/sh and init(8).

While this certainly used to be true, I don't it has been the case for
a long time now? It seems like oral tradition to me now. :) There is I
think a single non-wishlist bug report against u-a in the BTS. So if
there are still problems I'd be more than happy to hear about them.

But regardless of the above, I think using alternatives would not be a
good idea, because then those programs cannot be diverted, something I
think at least molly-guard is doing. Also how to select the correct

I think what Lorenz proposes is a superior option.


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