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On 05/09/2014 09:48 AM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Andrew Shadura
>> On 9 May 2014 14:32, Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Well, I've not been asked if I wanted to switch to systemd
>>>> based boot when upgrading. I think this is a bug in init system
>>>> choice and should be reported.
I would tend to agree that with a change this major, even if there's no
"do you want to switch?" question, there should be a big, honking,
sirens-and-klaxons "you are about to make a major change to one of the
fundamental underpinnings of your system!" alert notification.
>>> The default has changed and you chose to accept the defaults when
>>> you upgraded.
>> Changes to the default init system should not affect existing
> Were that true, it would be different to how we handle changes in
> other defaults.
If you install Debian with the default desktop environment / window
manager, and then a different default is chosen for the next release,
dist-upgrading to that release will not AFAIK switch you over to the new
I imagine that that's at least in part because which window manager, et
cetera, to use is determined on a per-user basis, whereas the init
system is system-wide. It might still be considered as a potential
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
A government exists to serve its citizens, not to control them.
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