Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
]] Ian Jackson
> 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.
And by «the installer», you mean d-i, vmdebootstrap, ganeti, libvirt,
pbuilder, schroot, rootstrap and fai, to list a few ways of installing
It's less work to just document how to keep sysvinit in the release
notes, something I surely hope we're going to do anyway.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are