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Instead of trying to make system(-sysv) Essential, I'm wondering if we
can't just drop the Essential flag from sysvinit.
At least the special semantic property of an Essential package - being
usable directly after unpack - is not relevant for sysvinit afaics.
Being priority: required will also make sure it is installed by default.
Another essential package, like base-files, could depend on sysvinit |
init and systemd-sysv (or upstart for that matter) could add a Provides:
init as soon as we see fit.
This way we would ensure that we always have a working /sbin/init which
basically is what the kernel or the initramfs expects.
What else am I missing?
As a side note: the upstart package in Ubuntu has dropped the Essential
flag since a very long time.
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?
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