[arch-dev-public] Maintaining consolekit support in community

Stéphane Gaudreault stephane at archlinux.org
Fri Oct 19 09:15:32 EDT 2012

Le 2012-10-19 08:42, Lukas Jirkovsky a écrit :
> On 19 October 2012 14:00, Stéphane Gaudreault <stephane at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> The problem is that it will eventually become an unmantainable mess, not
>> because of initscripts itself (Tom, Dave et al did a great job to keep it in
>> a good state), but because most devs are not going to provide much support
>> on the rc scripts in their packages once the switch to systemd will be
>> completed. Also new packages will probably not include any rc scripts in a
>> short future.
>> Stéphane
> I know that at some point of time it will become unmaintainable. But I
> believe it should be possible to support initscripts for next few
> months without any larger problems. As for the rc scripts – these are
> low maintenance, so keeping them is not a problem. I'm sure I will
> have to switch to systemd on all my systems eventually, but I don't
> give up that easily ;-)
>> Certainly Lukas intends to create and maintain an initscripts-arch-rc.d
>> package similar to systemd-arch-units. He would surely not expect every
>> packager to duplicate their work for two init systems, when most of us
>> agree to deprecate one and move towards the other. Right Lukas?
> Sure. If the package maintainer decides to drop rc srcipt from the
> package, I can keep it in such package. As the rc scripts doesn't need
> to be changed often I think this isn't a big problem, unless some of
> the applications starts requiring systemd for their services.
> Lukas

Ok, if I can give my rc scripts to you, then I am happy :)


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