A package for orphaned sysvinit scripts

Matthew Vernon matthewv at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Sat Jan 2 16:18:45 GMT 2021

On 02/01/2021 16:09, The Wanderer wrote:

> The package-per-init-script suggestion would mitigate the problems of
> many unneeded init scripts cluttering up users' systems, and the
> complexity of managing symlinks et cetera for a mass-init-scripts
> package such as your initial three suggestions have involved, at the
> costs of A: more load on the package-management system and the archive
> and B: more trouble for sysadmins in getting the init scripts they *do*
> want installed. (And also C: more work defining those package splits in
> the source package, which for all I know could be a nontrivial load on
> the maintainers.)

One other cost - time to getting a fix into the archive - the NEW queue 
is often quite long, and if each new init script was a new binary 
package, that's a delay that would have to be got past each time, as 
opposed to adding new files to an extant package.



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