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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

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