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Bug#762194: Call for Votes (re automatic switching)

Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Thanks.  I hereby call for votes on the text below.

> There are two options:

>   Y.  Clarify decison and invite non-auto-switching proposals
>   FD. Further discussion

> ===

> 0. We offer advice and make our views known (Constitution 6.1(5):

> 1. The Technical Committee decision in February, selecting systemd as
>    the default init system for Linux, should not be read as a decision
>    that existing systems should be automatically switched to systemd.

> 2. The Technical Committee has been asked to decide whether existing
>    Debian GNU/Linux systems should be automatically switched to systemd
>    during a dist-upgrade to jessie.

> 3. We do not want to prejudge, interfere with, or contradict, the
>    General Resolution process on init systems which is currently
>    ongoing.  Some of the GR options imply that automatic switching
>    (both during upgrades, and during leaf package installations) will
>    be necessary in at least some circumstances.

> 4. For the moment, we invite concrete proposals for technical changes
>    which would arrange that 1. new jessie installations using Linux
>    would get systemd but 2. existing installations retain their
>    existing init system so far as possible.

> 5. After the result of the General Resolution is known, we intend to
>    formally resolve the question of automatic switching of init
>    systems.  Our decision on that question will of course be
>    consistent with the successful General Resolution option, whatever
>    that may be.

> ===

I vote:  Y, FD

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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