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Bug#765803: tech-ctte: Ask before changing init system when upgrading to jessie and Inform about init systems when installing jessie

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Vincent Bernat <bernat@debian.org> wrote:
>  ❦ 18 octobre 2014 13:32 +0200, Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> :
>> In summary, the CTTE is asked to make a decision on debconf warnings on:
>> 1) Changing init system on upgrades (including sid)
>> 2) Inform about alternate init systems for new installations
> 2 is quite far-fetched. Why not a debconf warning to tell there are
> alternatives to nano? And another one to tell there are alternatives to
> bash? The installation will take several hours to let the user know
> there are alternatives to almost any component.

Well one good reason is that when you install nano or bash,
vi/vim/emacs and zsh/fish are not uninstalled. Furthermore, these
components are not necessary to boot your system into a stage where
you can login, have internet capabilities, and can install or remove
packages. The exception to this is when you remove bash, and you get a
loud warning at that point.

Cameron Norman

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