Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>