Bug#1038903: initscripts: orphan-sysvinit-scripts needs to be a prerequisite, not optional.

David Griffith dave at 661.org
Thu Jun 22 23:52:46 BST 2023

On Fri, 23 Jun 2023, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2023, David Griffith wrote:
>> of no use unless sysvinit is being used and its absence leads to random
>> packages (some important) not working at all; orphan-sysvinit-scripts
>> should be a prerequisite.
> Huh? No. Currently, orphan-sysvinit-scripts doesn’t contain init scripts
> for anything I use on my Debian systems (all sysvinit) for example, and
> only one (avahi) for something that’s installed but I don’t use myself,
> it is only from a dependency.
> This is entirely optional.

This was prompted when I found that rsyslog stopped working on Bullseye 
when upgraded to Bookworm.  What sort of depenency would you suggest to 
implement the following?

   if (init == sysvinit && rsyslog has installed) {

David Griffith
dave at 661.org

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