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Re: preseeding choice of init system?

Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net> (2014-10-16):
> 1. Where in the installer code does the init system get installed
> into the target build?
> As far as I can tell, from somewhat out-of-date documentation
> (http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/doc/internals/ - last updated 2010):
>  - the installer runs the base-installer package, which uses
> debootstrap, to install the base system - including the init system
> - before the tasksel phase, or installation of additional packages.
> - In turn, this process uses the hard-coded package priorities, in
> the repository, to determine which init system to install (which,
> for jessie, are set to favor systemd)
> Is this correct?  If not, where does the init system get selected
> and installed?


> 2.  Assuming the above is correct, is there any way to preseed an
> alternate choice?
> - so far, I haven't been able to find any such command that could be
> put into a preseed file

Not sure pkgsel/include will help since some packages will need a

preseed/late_command is a generic thing that should work.


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