Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
Ian Jackson <email@example.com> writes:
> Russ Allbery writes:
>> 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.
It would be better to let Tollef speak for himself, so re-adding the
systemd mailing list, but I believe his message was addressing two
different issues: whether to switch init systems on upgrade, and the
dependencies on libpam-systemd (since I explicitly asked about that). The
issue of bugs in systemd-shim came up in the latter context, and I replied
to that in that context.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>