[CTTE #762194] On automatic init system switching on upgrade
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The technical committee was asked in #762194 whether existing systems
should be automatically switched to systemd during a dist-upgrade to
==== RESOLUTION ====
0. We offer advice and make our views known (Constitution 6.1(5)):
1. The Technical Committee decision in February, selecting systemd as
the default init system for Linux, should not be read as a decision
that existing systems should be automatically switched to systemd.
2. The Technical Committee has been asked to decide whether existing
Debian GNU/Linux systems should be automatically switched to systemd
during a dist-upgrade to jessie.
3. We do not want to prejudge, interfere with, or contradict, the
General Resolution process on init systems which is currently
ongoing. Some of the GR options imply that automatic switching
(both during upgrades, and during leaf package installations) will
be necessary in at least some circumstances.
4. For the moment, we invite concrete proposals for technical changes
which would arrange that 1. new jessie installations using Linux
would get systemd but 2. existing installations retain their
existing init system so far as possible.
5. After the result of the General Resolution is known, we intend to
formally resolve the question of automatic switching of init
systems. Our decision on that question will of course be
consistent with the successful General Resolution option, whatever
that may be.
==== END OF RESOLUTION ====
The committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the
discussion of #762194.
Please see http://bugs.debian.org/762194 for discussion of this bug.
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