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Bug#762194: Summary:Re: Bug#762194: Proposal for upgrades to jessie

I demand that Stephan Seitz may or may not have written...

> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 02:41:23PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> On Nov 28, Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> a) Upgrades should _not_ change init: whatever is installed should be
>>> kept.
>> I disagree: upgrades should get the default init system unless the
>> system administrator chooses otherwise.

> Of course not. syslog-ng was not replaced by rsyslog when Debian changed
> the default syslog. The grub1 bootloader was not replaced when Debian
> changed to grub2. If Debian changed from exim to postfix the existing MTA
> would not be changed.

> So keep your hands of the init system on upgrades.


FWIW, I'm using lilo. That's still available, maintained and working, and I
see no reason to change: grub offers more complexity and more options, but
lilo does exactly what I want/need of it.

>>> b) New installs should get systemd-sysv as default init with a debconf
>>> message about alternative init systems.
>> It would be totally unacceptable to waste the time of every Debian user
>> with pointless advertisement.

> This question could be part of the expert menu.

I for one would welcome this. When I last checked, there was such a question
regarding choice of boot loader (and, presumably, that's still there).

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