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Bug#727708: package to change init systems [was: Bug#727708: Processed: block 726763 with 727708]

On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Chris Knadle <Chris.Knadle@coredump.us> wrote:
On Saturday, February 01, 2014 19:14:21 Cameron Norman wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> > I *like* systemd, and I would still be very unhappy
> > if a routine aptitude upgrade (or even a dist-upgrade) of a system
> > currently running sysvinit suddenly resulted in running systemd without
> > some sort of critical debconf question or the like.
> In my mind, the package to change init systems would still be separate from
> its respective init systems.

There's a work-in-progress tool starting to implement this, it currently works
for switching between sysvinit and systemd, and will work with others later
(assuming the package interdependencies can be worked out).

This is not really what I was interested in. I want a package for each init system (init-systemd, init-upstart, etc.) that uses something like init-select (under the hood) to prompt the user to change the init system. This will allow packages to depend on a certain init being pid 1, which is essential seeing as the current TC members seem to be leaning towards allowing tight coupling.

Cameron Norman

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