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Bug#762194: Initial draft of affirming transition to systemd as default for #762194

On Wed, 10 Dec 2014, Josh Triplett wrote:
> This doesn't seem like an accurate description of #762194. #762194 was
> not specificlaly a request for the TC to override the maintainers of
> "init" to change the alternative order.

Well, more specifically, it was to override the transition plan (namely,
to transition installs to systemd by default upon upgrade) which the
maintainers of the init package had already proposed and implemented.

I've clarified this, and adopted the other changes:

In #762194, the Technical Committee was asked to use its power under
§6.1.4 to override the transition plan of the init package maintainers
to have both new installs and upgrades use systemd by default.

1. The CTTE determined in #727708 that systemd should be the default
   init system in Debian. 

2. In https://lists.debian.org/87mwc9gfsw.fsf@xoog.err.no, the
   maintainers of the init package announced their transition plan for
   migrating to systemd as the default init system on both installs
   and new upgrades.

3. The init package currently in jessie implements this transition.


Using its power under §6.1.5 to make statements:

3. The CTTE affirms the decision of the init system package
   maintainers to transition to systemd by default.

4. The CTTE appreciates the effort of Debian contributors to mitigate
   any issues with the transition by:

   a) Providing a fallback boot entry for sysvinit when systemd is the
   default init in grub (#757298)

   b) Developing a mechanism to warn on inittab configurations which
   are unsupported in systemd. (#761063)

   c) Providing documentation on how to remain with sysvinit on
   upgrades and swithc to sysvinit upon installation.

   d) Numerous bug reports and fixes by contributors who have tested
   the systemd migration in their configurations.

5. The CTTE advises (without overriding any Debian contributor,
   maintainer, or team) that any such mitigations should be included
   in jessie, to ensure a smooth transition for Debian users.

Don Armstrong                      http://www.donarmstrong.com

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