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Re: Bug#992034: installation-guide: Include a note on how to change init system during install


Justin Rye <justin.byam.rye@gmail.com> wrote (Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:38:17 +0100):
> Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> wrote:
> > I wonder if "the easiest time to select an alternative init system is during the
> > installation process" is correct English.
> >
> > Maybe better "the best time ... " ?
> >
> > Asking debian-l10n-english for advise.
> >
> > @debian-l10n-english:
> > Hi all, could someone please comment on the merge request
> > mentioned above?
> There's nothing wrong with the English of "the easiest time to do X is
> during Y"; "best" is also okay but asserts something different (which
> is slightly more a matter of subjective opinion).


Moreover, when thinking about this implementation, I'm quite uncomfortable with 
adding such paragraph into the "Using individual components" section, since this 
"change-init-system part" is no "installer component" like the others in this 
section (say: there is no 'change-init-system udeb').

Therefore, I would be in favor of adding a separate section for such things as
section 6.5 after the "Loading missing firmware" section, like this:

diff --git a/build/templates/docstruct.ent b/build/templates/docstruct.ent
index dd3e8d273..81702c32d 100644
--- a/build/templates/docstruct.ent
+++ b/build/templates/docstruct.ent
@@ -126,6 +126,8 @@
   <!ENTITY module-pkgsel.xml             SYSTEM "##SRCPATH##/using-d-i/modules/pkgsel.xml">
   <!ENTITY loading-firmware.xml          SYSTEM "##SRCPATH##/using-d-i/loading-firmware.xml">
+  <!ENTITY misc-adaptions.xml            SYSTEM "##SRCPATH##/using-d-i/misc-adaptions.xml">
   <!-- No longer used; should be removed after translation updates -->
   <!ENTITY module-mips-arcboot-installer.xml  SYSTEM "##SRCPATH##/using-d-i/modules/mips/arcboot-installer.xml">
   <!ENTITY module-mipsel-colo-installer.xml  SYSTEM "##SRCPATH##/using-d-i/modules/mipsel/colo-installer.xml">
diff --git a/en/using-d-i/using-d-i.xml b/en/using-d-i/using-d-i.xml
index 3561ced2d..fe9c4628e 100644
--- a/en/using-d-i/using-d-i.xml
+++ b/en/using-d-i/using-d-i.xml
@@ -446,6 +446,7 @@ report installer software problems to &debian; developers later.


Plus adding a new file en/using-d-i/misc-adaptions.xml:

+<!-- retain these comments for translator revision tracking -->
+<!-- $Id$ -->
+ <sect1 id="misc-adaptions">
+ <title>Miscellaneous adaptions</title>
+You may make custom adaptions of the installation process, to make it fit 
+your needs:
+  <sect2><title>Installing an alternative init system</title>
+&debian; uses systemd as its default init system. However, other init
+systems (such as sysvinit and OpenRC) are supported, and the
+easiest time to select an alternative init system is during the
+installation process. For detailed instructions on how to do so,
+please see the <ulink
+page on the Debian wiki</ulink>.
+  </sect2>
+ </sect1>

@debian-l10n-english: How does this look like for you (especially the first 
part, since review for the second part has already been done) ?

@debian-boot: any objections against this solution?


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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