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Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?

On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 07:19:32PM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> An important detail is, that on upgrades, we keep the sysvinit package
> installed, which ships /lib/sysvinit/init. This makes it very easy to
> boot using sysvinit, even if systemd is the default /sbin/init. We
> proposed a patch for grub2 (https://bugs.debian.org/757298), which makes
> this even more straightforward. Unfortunately this patch hasn't been
> merged yet and we are still waiting for a reply from the maintainer.

That's my fault, sorry.  I've been pretty swamped in a number of ways
recently and took longer than I should have done to realise what was
going on; but I'm now taking steps to deal with it (as per my blog).
I'll make sure that some variant of that patch gets into jessie, since
it seems like a reasonable change regardless of what else is decided

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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