iniTscripts: followup

(yes, I know how to type, but my keyboard is degrading. Apparently, I didn't know how to read yesterday)

There were a number of replies to my post about upstart and other init-implementations yesterday. Since it apparently didn't come through properly: yes, I do know about upstart-compat-sysv, and yes, I'm obviously using it. That wasn't the point.

The point is that using upstart-compat-sysv is a workaround which allows to migrate to upstart, rather than to support it in parallel. Debian has always been about choice; giving people the choice to use upstart rather than sysvinit and vice versa is something we should do. Ubuntu has chosen to use upstart rather than sysvinit, and that's their prerogative; but Debian as a whole cannot (and will not) make that choice.

The point of the exercise was to figure out a way to allow people to say "I want upstart", and bang—everything gets migrated to event.d scripts. But if they then decide that they don't like upstart after all, they should be able to just reinstall sysvinit, and bang—everything gets migrated back to regular SysV initscripts.

That currently isn't possible, and upstart-compat-sysv doesn't offer that.