Bug#940034: libelogind0: replacing a core system library and conflicting against the default init considered harmful

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sat Sep 28 01:52:14 BST 2019

On Fri, 27 Sep 2019, Adam Borowski wrote:

> > The "init" package has the "Important: yes" control field which as I

> That flag is not for "without an explicit user choice".  It's for "you're
> breaking the packaging system, far more than ignoring dependencies".

This is wrong.

> It's the biggest hammer dpkg has.

This is wrong; the biggest hammer is Conflicts without Replaces,
or Pre-Depends.

Sometimes they [people] care too much: pretty printers [and syntax highligh-
ting, d.A.] mechanically produce pretty output that accentuates irrelevant
detail in the program, which is as sensible as putting all the prepositions
in English text in bold font.	-- Rob Pike in "Notes on Programming in C"

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