Bug#132542: sysvinit: please make /etc/init.d/rcS a conffile

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sun Jan 20 13:59:50 GMT 2019

On Sun, 20 Jan 2019, Adam Borowski wrote:

> Simple setups still work in Buster, but it's easy to run into
> something that doesn't. That'd be a nasty surprise for the user, thus
> it's better to make the break faster and more obvious. Then, pretty
> surely even such simple setups won't work in Bullseye.

That’s completely backwards.

I’d expect people with such setups to report in when they have
any problems (perhaps even on unstable, but I know the corporate
world), but if things work for them, they don’t need to, and if
they break they’ll notice that on their test setup (hopefully)
and can act appropriately.

By keeping the officially unsupported thing possible we’re sen‐
ding a signal that patches to fix what was accidentally broken
are welcome, even for officially unsupported scenarios that need
a little local admin love to work.

(Incidentally, I was very angry at the bash/dash maintainers
when they broke the old way to use mksh as /bin/sh, which was
rather easy, by changing the way the diversions and symlinks
were distributed. And Policy actually does support running a
system with lksh (from the mksh package) as /bin/sh…)

I like the “my beautiful little paradise” analogy and postu‐
late that many experienced Debian users have those little
paradises of their own, which is why I’m going to continue
to push for freedom of choice, and upstreaming as much of
that as possible so that that freedom of choice is not only
in theory possible but also practical (from amount of devia‐
tions from stock needed).

Thanks for listening,
«MyISAM tables -will- get corrupted eventually. This is a fact of life. »
“mysql is about as much database as ms access” – “MSSQL at least descends
from a database” “it's a rebranded SyBase” “MySQL however was born from a
flatfile and went downhill from there” – “at least jetDB doesn’t claim to
be a database”	‣‣‣ Please, http://deb.li/mysql and MariaDB, finally die!

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