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Re: Installing an Alternative Init?

On Mon, 10 Nov 2014, Michael Biebl wrote:

> Am 10.11.2014 um 07:32 schrieb Patrick Bartek:
> > Is it possible, systemd dependency issues aside, to do a clean
> > install of Jessie with an init other than systemd without first
> > installing systemd?  And, if so, how would one do it?
> > 
> > Everything I've read so far talks about "replacing" systemd on
> > systems already installed with it, but not about not installing
> > systemd to begin with.
> > 
> > Just curious for now, but knowing might come in handy later.
> > Thanks.
> You can use pre-seeding and run
> preseed/late_command="in-target apt-get install -y sysvinit-core"
> in the debian-installer. While that does indeed first install
> systemd-sysv, it's directly replaced again during system installation
> and doesn't require you to boot with systemd as PID 1.
> So it might be pretty close to what you're looking for.

Thanks.  But wouldn't it be nice if as an option, you could just pick
which init you wanted in the installer.  It would make things so much
easier.  Too late to implement this, I suppose.  Maybe, in the next


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