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

On Sun, 2014-11-23 at 03:10 +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
> 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.

Do people use the usb stick/cd/dvd etc for upgrades to jessie, i.e. the
debian installer. Or do they only use apt/aptitude/etc?

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