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What made Debian cool

Debian used to be the cool kid among Linux distributions. Because our stuff worked much better, was easy to install and especially to upgrade.
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Getting SELinux strict support into init ramdisks is another big thing I'm too scared of to even attempt… i.e. I doubt that I'll be able to do that on my own, yet even to get it into the actual packages…

DPL candidates: any ideas on how to be come more agile in such points (e.g. adding support to sysvinit+upstart+initng+runit to all packages with init scripts)? It took us already ages to get LSB headers added to many init scripts. Or on any of the other transitions we should do (SELinux support, Debtags, …), or even why we've lost this flexibility?

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