Response to active removal of initscripts

Tito farmatito at
Wed Jul 29 12:32:16 BST 2020

On 7/29/20 9:07 AM, Trek wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 20:54:09,
> Tito wrote:
>> I would suggest creating a initscritps-extras package, where all
>> the orphaned init-scripts (and more..) could be collected with 
>> eventually needed support files (like those in /etc/default/).
> I think this is the right way to handle the hostile behavior of some
> maintainer: there is no need to wait third-party decisions and it's
> always possible to move back the init script to the original packet
> another viable option may be to create a package suffixed with -init,
> which contains only the alternative init scripts and hooks, something
> like network-manager-init
> ciao!
alpine does something like this with icons and the like, but I doubt
it will be easy to create a dependency that installs the -init.debs
automagically, but I'm not a package management guru...


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