Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
Russ Allbery writes ("Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?"):
> Thanks, Tollef! Okay, so there does appear to be a conflict here. It
> sounds like your primary technical concern, not addressed by Martin's
> mail, is that getting the dependencies right to install systemd on initial
> install but not upgrade to it are tricky and have a lot of corner cases,
> and you feel like it's late in the release process to make that change.
That's not the impression I got from Tollef's mail. I thought his
concern was mostly bugs in systemd-shim. Surely the question of
the default can be addressed easily enough in the installer - it can
just be told, explicitly, to install systemd.