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Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> 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.

I agree that previous TC decisions don't say anything one way or the other
about whether systems should have their init systems changed on upgrade.
I think "default" is about what we install with fresh installs.  That's
consistent with the other examples you list, where we've picked a default.

> The question of whether this should be done is already with the TC.

However, if the systemd maintainers end up agreeing with Martin, I think
that means there is no conflict and nothing that the TC needs to rule on.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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