Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
Martin Pitt writes ("Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?"):
> My personal opinion: Given how close we are to the release and how
> many regression reports we still get, it seems prudent to not change
> the currently running init systems for upgrades for Jessie yet, but
> only set up systemd for new installs. I know this is not really in the
> spirit of the TC decision to make systemd the default init system, but
> at this point in time it might be the pragmatic compromise.
I don't think the TC decision should be read as mandating that
existing installations should be switched when upgrading from wheezy.
As I have said, we (Debian) do not usually change the user's existing
MTA, cron daemon, webserver, desktop, inetd, etc. etc. etc. when we
change the default. I don't think this is any different.
The question of whether this should be done is already with the TC.