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

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 11:10:10AM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> I've attached below an initial draft of an option for #762194 for
> discussion.

> Steve indicated that he wanted to revise/contribute to this option, so I
> don't believe we should call for votes until that happens.

Sorry to take so long in replying.  The current draft from git is:


In #762194, the Technical Committee was asked to consider 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 (and other related packages) currently in jessie
   implement 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 on upgrades and to
   install systemd by default on new installs.

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 switch 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.


I believe this covers everything I was concerned about, no further edits
warranted from my side.  I'm happy for this to be called to a vote if you

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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