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Bug#762194: An end-users perspective on an automatic switch to systemd on wheezy->jessie upgrades

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM, Stephen Lyons wrote:
> Can I offer the view of a concerned end-user here?
> I have worries about the proposal to force me to change from a sysV init
> system about which I'm still learning things despite first starting with
> GNU/Linux perhaps twenty years ago, to a new-fangled systemd system
> that, to me, does not (yet) seem stable and which possesses significant
> gaps in functionality especially in regards to non-main stream
> configurations.

No matter what the TC decides, there will be no "forcing" involved.

Yes, if the user hasn't been paying attention and doesn't take action
beforehand, the init after upgrade will by default be systemd (and
aterwards, systemd-sysv can be removed to revert that anyway).

However, for attentive users, apt pinning systemd-sysv at something
like -1 priority will prevent any change in init system.  I tried this
yesterday.  It just works.

Best wishes,

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