Addressing more sysvinit bugs

Jesse Smith jessefrgsmith at
Tue Nov 6 15:02:48 GMT 2018

On 11/6/18 8:49 AM, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Jesse Smith writes ("Re: Addressing more sysvinit bugs"):
>> On 11/2/18 9:19 PM, Adam Borowski wrote:
>>> Do you have any disruptive or controversial changes already in to-be-2.92?
>>> If not, what about making a smaller release sooner?  It's not like git tags
>>> or archive uploads are very costly...
>> It looks like Buster doesn't enter freeze until January 12th 2019 [1].
>> Which is pretty close to when I wanted to push out the next version of
>> SysV init anyway. So I'll just try to publish the next version (2.92)
>> around the end of December instead of early January. That should give a
>> couple of days for people to package and test the new version. Then
>> about two weeks to migrate from Sid into Buster.
> This is very tight.  If anything goes wrong the migration would be
> delayed.  I would really suggest allowing at least four weeks.  Bear
> in mind also that people are often away over the Christmas period...

Okay, slightly revised schedule. I'm going to try to publish a beta for
sysvinit-2.92 around the end of November. Hopefully that will include
fixes for all the current known bugs and issues. Unless someone reports
a new bug or runs into trouble with the beta, it will become the next
stable release. Which I will try to publish in mid-December. That gives
everyone a full month to package, re-test and get the new stable version
into Debian.

- Jesse

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