Chroot installs and some upgrades from Fedora 8 end up without
event-compat-sysv. Attempting to boot a system without event-compat-sysv causes
bootup to get stuck shortly after switchroot.
Should initscripts (or something else) require event-compat-sysv? We clearly
cannot operate without it yet.
I suppose it could, however:
- it's pulled in on upgrades because it obsoletes event-compat-sysv
- it's pulled in on the most minimal installs as a mandatory package in the core
Ergo, I'm not seeing how you'd end up without it other than by manual removal.
Warren, can you answer Bill's question.
Bill, can you do a build so that we can close this bug out of the blocker list?
Fixed in 8.70-1.
I don't know how yum upgrades ended up without event-compat-sysv.
Anyhow, in discussion it was agreed that "it doesn't work without it" is a good
enough reason to depend on it.