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Bug#762194: Alternative proposal for init switch on upgrades.

On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 05:29:42PM -0800, Cameron Norman wrote:
> I would like to propose a different one.
> So, the change would be that: the sysvinit package would cease being a
> transition / shim package, however it would not signal that a user
> explicitly installed sysvinit; sysvinit-core would be a simple package
> that just depended on sysvinit, and the presence of this package
> *would* signal that the user explicitly installed sysvinit; init would
> (pre-)depend on "systemd-sysv | sysvinit | sysvinit-core | upstart".

I'm afraid this doesn't allow partial upgrades from wheezy to use
systemd-sysv, as sysvinit is an essential package there, and apt considers
packages to be essential if they're present in any source.

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